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Tentative agreement halts Watsonville Community Hospital nurses strike

Tentative agreement halts Watsonville Community Hospital nurses strike

After a long dispute with the hospital, nurses were able to address staffing concerns, “achieve economic improvements” and obtain protection of their health coverage, according to a statement released by the California Nurses Association. —Ryan Masters, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 06/22/16 More »

After fight over firings, Huntington Hospital settles with nurses

After fight over firings, Huntington Hospital settles with nurses

Huntington Memorial Hospital and the California Nurses Association have reached a settlement agreement to rescind the termination of two critical care nurses who were fired, allegedly for trying to unionize the hospital’s nursing staff. —By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 06/03/16 More »

Nurses Seek Democratic Showdown

Nurses Seek Democratic Showdown

The 185,000-strong National Nurses United is the scrubs-wearing symbol of a split in the Democratic Party that threatens to inflict damage at the presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia. —Peter Nicholas, The Wall Street Journal, 05/31/16 More »

Why Bernie Sanders Still Can - and Should - Win the Nomination

Why Bernie Sanders Still Can - and Should - Win the Nomination

A troika of the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and their echo chamber in the major media are laboring to assure everyone that the Democratic nomination process is over —Rose Ann DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 05/26/16 More »

Sanders Can Fix What Ails Health Care System

Sanders Can Fix What Ails Health Care System

We know our health care system is broken and that Sanders is the one who can fix it. That’s why I and other members of National Nurses United, who are gathering Wednesday in Sacramento, support Sanders, who held a rally in Sacramento on Monday. —Cathy Kennedy, RN writing in The Sacramento Bee , 05/10/16 More »

Bernie Sanders’ idea for free tuition at public colleges deserves an A

Bernie Sanders’ idea for free tuition at public colleges deserves an A

Bernie Sanders wants everyone to be offered a tuition-free college education and he’s called crazy. America can’t afford it, naysayers scoff. He’s just pandering to young voters. But too many of us in California forget: This state did provide tuition-free college for generations. —George Skelton, Capitol Journal, 05/09/16 More »

California nurses ‘Feel the Bern’

California nurses ‘Feel the Bern’

As Bernie Sanders prepares for the California presidential primary, he has a local ground force that he leans on as “one of the sponsors of my campaign”: nurses. —Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 05/09/16 More »

Democrats: California’s primary still matters

Democrats: California’s primary still matters

Yes, California, we matter on June 7, just not the way the major media predicted. The experts who insisted Donald Trump would be a flash in the pan are the same ones who ignored Sen. Bernie Sanders from the start. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, 05/09/16 More »

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

A group of House Democrats is organizing an effort that could slow down an Obama administration plan to reduce drug prices, according to a letter obtained by The Huffington Post. —Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post, 04/28/16 More »

Filipino nurses rally behind Bernie Sanders during LA visit

Filipino nurses rally behind Bernie Sanders during LA visit

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in Southern California earlier this week for rallies in San Diego and Los Angeles, drawing in thousands of supporters. —Christina Oriel and Agnes Constante, Asian Journal, 03/29/16 More »

I’m a woman and I will vote for the best feminist for president: Bernie Sanders

I’m a woman and I will vote for the best feminist for president: Bernie Sanders

I am a feminist. And I would like to one day break the glass ceiling with a progressive woman who sees class and race as fundamental problems in American society. —RoseAnn DeMoro writgin for the Gaurdian, 02/09/16 More »

Westminster hospital nurses ratify union contract

Westminster hospital nurses ratify union contract

After more than two years of conflict over wages, working conditions and patient safety, 150 registered nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster, a 109-bed acute care facility, ratified a collective bargaining agreement this week. —Margot Roosevelt, The Orange County Register, 02/08/16 More »

Nurses Union Urges Attorney General to Reject St. Joseph Health’s Planned Merger

Nurses Union Urges Attorney General to Reject St. Joseph Health’s Planned Merger

Last summer news broke that St. Joseph Health System, the Orange County-based Catholic nonprofit whose stable of medical facilities include Eureka’s St. Joseph Hospital and Fortuna’s Redwood Memorial Hospital, was pursuing a merger with Providence Health and Service, another Catholic nonprofit, based in Seattle. —Ryan Burns / Lost Coast Outpost, 01/21/16 More »

Nurses Union Warns Alvarado Hospital Suffers High Turnover Rate

Nurses Union Warns Alvarado Hospital Suffers High Turnover Rate

The California Nurses Association said its members are leaving Alvarado Hospital at alarming rates — and patients are suffering because of it. —Matthew Bowler / KBPS, 01/14/16 More »

Black Hospital Patients Given Cold Shoulder In Disturbing New Study

Black Hospital Patients Given Cold Shoulder In Disturbing New Study

A disturbing new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management suggests that it might. The research shows that black actors who were asked to portray dying hospital patients received less compassionate care from real doctors than did their white counterparts. —David Freeman, The Huffington Post, 01/11/16 More »

Don’t Let Them Gaslight the ‘Bern’ing for Social Change

Don’t Let Them Gaslight the ‘Bern’ing for Social Change

Perhaps you've noticed. Some people and institutions are working feverishly to convince us that real social change is not possible. Their target is Bernie Sanders and the growing army of his supporters who are fed up with politics as usual and the grip of Wall Street and corporate America on our political, economic and social system. —RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Huffington Post, 12/15/15 More »

How Gavin Newsom Keeps Getting Ahead of the Pack

How Gavin Newsom Keeps Getting Ahead of the Pack

Two things were evident amid the fusillades of confetti and extended glad-handing at last week's endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom by the politically powerful California Nurses Association. —Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times, 12/06/15 More »

California nurses union endorses Gavin Newsom in governor’s race

California nurses union endorses Gavin Newsom in governor’s race

A labor union representing nurses throughout California gave Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom an early endorsement in his 2018 campaign for governor Wednesday. The Democratic hopeful was set to speak to the group's conference in Los Angeles. —Javier Panzar / Los Angeles Times, 12/02/15 More »

Gavin Newsom picks up California nurses endorsement

Gavin Newsom picks up California nurses endorsement

The California Nurses Association, whose support helped Gov. Jerry Brown defeat Republican Meg Whitman in 2010, on Wednesday endorsed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to succeed him. The endorsement, though not unexpected, comes unusually early – three years before the 2018 election. It is an indication of Newsom’s appeal to organized labor, and also a challenge facing one of his main rivals, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. —David Siders / Sacramento Bee, 12/02/15 More »

Nurses, students can help each other solve education funding problems

Nurses, students can help each other solve education funding problems

Yesterday, hundreds of registered nurses from around California joined the UC Berkeley student walkout as part of the #millionstudentmarch national day of action. There were walkouts, teach-ins and rallies held at more than 100 college campuses including at UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, UC Irvine and UC San Diego. The national day of action focused on three key demands: tuition-free public education, cancellation of all student debt and $15 per hour campuswide minimum wage at every college in the country. —Katy Roemer / The Daily Californian, 11/13/15 More »

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