Nurses Are Calling Out for Job Protections and Marching in the Women's March

When women and our allies unite, we build power. That’s true in mass marches and on the job.

“I never realized how strongly unionizing and feminism go together,” registered nurse (RN) Suzanne Levitch, 33, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, tells Teen Vogue. “There’s not really another way for workers, especially women workers, to be treated fairly.”

Since spring 2018, Levitch and her RN colleagues, including several young women leaders, have been fighting to form a union with the help of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of RNs in the country. As executive director of NNU and an RN who spearheaded a union at my own hospital as a young nurse, I’m proud to know I’ll stand beside Levitch and the NNU nurses at the upcoming [Women’s March] (https://www.womensmarch.com/) in Washington, D.C., on January 19.

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