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St. Mary Medical Center RNs Brave Fire to Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

St. Mary Medical Center RNs Brave Fire to Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

Nurses at St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) in Apple Valley—some of whom traveled through fire-stricken areas to take part in the ratification process—have voted overwhelmingly, by 95 percent, to approve their contract, CNA announced today. —National Nurses United, 08/18/16 More »

Queen of the Valley RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify First Contract

Queen of the Valley RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify First Contract

Queen of the Valley Medical Center (QVMC) RNs—who voted to join the California Nurses Association (CNA) in 2013 and who have carried out a long campaign to secure a contract with improvements for patients and their colleagues at the Napa hospital—have voted overwhelmingly, by 97 percent, to ratify their historic first contract, CNA announced today. —California Nurses Association, 08/17/16 More »

RNs at Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center Reach Tentative Agreement

RNs at Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center Reach Tentative Agreement

Registered nurses and hospital administrators have reached a significant tentative agreement on a new contract covering 1641 RNs in bargaining units at Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center in San Jose the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 08/16/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On to Senate Floor

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On to Senate Floor

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” is headed to a vote on the floor of the California Senate. —National Nurses United, 08/12/16 More »

Nurses at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Will Hold One-day Strike Wednesday, August 24

Nurses at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Will Hold One-day Strike Wednesday, August 24

Registered Nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. will hold a one-day strike on Wednesday, August 24, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 08/10/16 More »

Culver City Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

Culver City Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

Registered nurses at Southern California Hospital at Culver City (SCHCC) voted overwhelmingly at membership meetings Sunday and Tuesday, to ratify a new contract agreement, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 08/10/16 More »

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Reach Historic Agreements at Four California Hospitals

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Reach Historic Agreements at Four California Hospitals

Successfully concluding a lengthy dispute, registered nurses at one of the nation’s largest Catholic health chains, Providence St. Joseph Health, Monday won historic tentative agreements for their first ever union contracts at Queen of the Valley in Napa and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, as well as new agreements for St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka and St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 08/10/16 More »

SCHCC Nurses Achieve Tentative Agreement: Will Improve Patient Care, RN Safety, Nurse Retention

SCHCC Nurses Achieve Tentative Agreement: Will Improve Patient Care, RN Safety, Nurse Retention

Registered nurses at Southern California Hospital at Culver City (SCHCC) will begin voting Sunday on a tentative contract agreement that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen working conditions in the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 08/05/16 More »

West Virginia Phase of NLRB Trial Against CHS and Affiliates Begins August 8th

West Virginia Phase of NLRB Trial Against CHS and Affiliates Begins August 8th

The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a public hearing on labor violations at Bluefield Regional Medical Center (BRMC) to begin August 8 in Princeton, W.Va. —National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United, 08/05/16 More »

CA Bill to Set Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Heads to Floor Vote

CA Bill to Set Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Heads to Floor Vote

Important legislation to enact new protections for hospital patients warehoused in “observation status” with fewer protections accorded other patients, has taken another major step forward. —California Nurses Association, 08/03/16 More »

Negotiations End as Allina Health Widens the Gap in Talks with Nurses

Negotiations End as Allina Health Widens the Gap in Talks with Nurses

(St. Paul) – August 1, 2016 – Contract negotiations ended today when nurses received another offer from Allina Health that eliminates all four of their contract health insurance plans. —Minnesota Nurses Association, 08/03/16 More »

Court Orders CHS Hospitals Recognize and Bargain with Registered Nurses Union

Court Orders CHS Hospitals Recognize and Bargain with Registered Nurses Union

A federal court has ordered two West Virginia hospitals to stop blocking a democratic vote by nurses, recognize the nurses' right to join a union and bargain with them for a first collective bargaining agreement. —National Nurses United, 07/28/16 More »

Press Conference: Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner?

Press Conference: Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner?

An all-star list of performers, including Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, and Kendrick Sampson, will headline a media availability today to respond to efforts by the Democratic National Committee to silence former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, a leading and prominent African American surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders. More »

Rules Committee Members Pushing End to Superdelegates to Hold Pre-Vote Press Conference

Rules Committee Members Pushing End to Superdelegates to Hold Pre-Vote Press Conference

Philadelphia, PA — This Saturday, July 23rd, at 10am, DNC Rules Committee members will join pro-democracy groups advocating for an end to the undemocratic superdelegate system for a joint press conference before the rules committee meeting convenes that afternoon. —National Nurses United, 07/22/16 More »

TAMC Nurses to Hold Strike, Rally July 22, 23

TAMC Nurses to Hold Strike, Rally July 22, 23

Nurses at The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) will hold a strike on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23—with a rally and press conference at noon on the 22nd—to highlight management’s refusal to address key issues throughout the facility, including safe patient handling and the recruitment and retention of experienced nurses. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 07/21/16 More »

Essex County Legislators Call on Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack to Negotiate a Fair Contract

Essex County Legislators Call on Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack to Negotiate a Fair Contract

The state legislative delegation this week sent a letter to the Steward Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley's (HFHMV) president, Joseph Roach, urging him to “negotiate a fair contract with the nurses so they can continue to provide the best care to the people of our communities.” —David Schildmeier and Joe Markman, Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 07/21/16 More »

Nurses to Co-Host Sanders-Sponsored Convention Forum On Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

Nurses to Co-Host Sanders-Sponsored Convention Forum On Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

National Nurses United will co-host a forum Monday on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention on the road ahead to continue the campaign for guaranteed healthcare through an improved and expanded Medicare for all. —National Nurses United, 07/21/16 More »

Nurses to Picket 7 Kaiser Hospitals on July 20 Over Short Staffing, Inadequate Training

Nurses to Picket 7 Kaiser Hospitals on July 20 Over Short Staffing, Inadequate Training

Nurses will hold informational pickets at 7 Kaiser hospitals across California on Wednesday, July 20, to call attention towhat they say is unsafe staffing and eroding standards of patient care, California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —National Nurses United, 07/19/16 More »

Nurses Call on Berkeley City Council to Demand  Sutter End Plans to Close Alta Bates Hospital

Nurses Call on Berkeley City Council to Demand Sutter End Plans to Close Alta Bates Hospital

Prodded on by a room full of registered nurses and community supporters, the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night unanimously passed a resolution opposing Sutter Health’s plans to close Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley and to “cease and desist all actions in furtherance” of plans to shut down the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 07/13/16 More »

TAMC Nurses Set Two-Day Strike, July 22-23

TAMC Nurses Set Two-Day Strike, July 22-23

With no significant progress at the bargaining table since their overwhelming recent vote to authorize a strike, TAMC nurses delivered a 10-day notice yesterday of their intent to strike on July 22 and 23—and have made an unconditional offer to return on July 24. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - MSNA, 07/13/16 More »

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