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RNs Warn Fast Track, Trade Deals Threat to Public Health

RNs Warn Fast Track, Trade Deals Threat to Public Health

Warning of a significant threat to public health, delegations of California registered nurses will hold a press conference in Sacramento Tuesday morning, and visit district offices of several key Congress members, to emphasize their opposition to “fast track” authority for the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. —California Nurses Association, 03/09/15 More »

RNs Warn Safety Standards Eroding at Kaiser LA Medical Center

RNs Warn Safety Standards Eroding at Kaiser LA Medical Center

Registered nurses from Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) rallied outside the hospital March 5, to call attention to what they view as eroding conditions for their patients. —California Nurses Association, 03/05/15 More »

Sutter Roseville RNs Picketed Hospital Today in Protest Over Safe Staffing

Sutter Roseville RNs Picketed Hospital Today in Protest Over Safe Staffing

ROSEVILLE—Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center held an informational picket today, Thursday, March 5, over ongoing concerns regarding staffing and patient care that RNs say hospital officials have refused to address. —California Nurses Association, 03/05/15 More »

Sutter Roseville RNs To Picket Hospital Thursday, Protest Over Safe Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Sutter Roseville RNs To Picket Hospital Thursday, Protest Over Safe Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center will hold an informational picket Thursday, March 5, over ongoing concerns regarding staffing and patient care that hospital officials have refused to address, RNs say. —California Nurses Association, 03/04/15 More »

Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital Unanimously Ratify New Contract

Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital Unanimously Ratify New Contract

The Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital unanimously ratified a new contract yesterday that strengthens the voice of nurses in improving the quality of patient care, including safe staffing. —California Nurses Association, 03/03/15 More »

Electronic Records System Failure at Antelope Valley Hospital Prompts Nurses’ Concerns for Patient

Electronic Records System Failure at Antelope Valley Hospital Prompts Nurses’ Concerns for Patient

Registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Ca have asked the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to investigate the failure of an electronic health records system at their hospital last weekend which they say led to the closure of the hospital emergency room and multiple other problems that put patients at risk. —California Nurses Association, 03/02/15 More »

RNs Welcome Senate Bill 483 to Step Up Public Oversight, Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital

RNs Welcome Senate Bill 483 to Step Up Public Oversight, Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital

Senate Bill 483, authored by Sen. Jim Beall and sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, seeks to extend protections for “observation” patients that are provided to other patients in the hospital setting. —California Nurses Association, 03/02/15 More »

RNs Joined Council Members, Community Leaders to Demand Safe Patient Staffing in DC

RNs Joined Council Members, Community Leaders to Demand Safe Patient Staffing in DC

WASHINGTON D.C.—In an effort to dramatically improve care at District of Columbia hospitals, registered nurses represented by National Nurses United joined with D.C. Council members and community leaders at a press conference this morning, to announce the introduction of the 2015 Patient Protection Act. —National Nurses United, 03/02/15 More »

In Show of Strength and Unity, Salinas Valley Nurses Persuade Hospital Board to Accept Mediation

In Show of Strength and Unity, Salinas Valley Nurses Persuade Hospital Board to Accept Mediation

Nurses, patients, and community members gave powerful testimony about the hospital’s worsening patient care conditions and the administration’s dangerous and ill-advised restructuring plan, which would remove 10 percent of all bedside nurses at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 02/27/15 More »

RNs to Address Patient Safety Issues as Bargaining Begins at CHS Hospitals in West Virginia

RNs to Address Patient Safety Issues as Bargaining Begins at CHS Hospitals in West Virginia

This week registered nurses represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), will begin bargaining at two CHS-owned facilities in West Virginia. In December of 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an order that stipulates both Bluefield Regional Medical Center (BRMC) in Bluefield, and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (GVMC) in Ronceverte, must bargain with RNs. —National Nurses Organizing Committee, 02/27/15 More »

Nurses Celebrate Success of “Reclaim Chicago” Candidates in Chicago Primary

Nurses Celebrate Success of “Reclaim Chicago” Candidates in Chicago Primary

Registered nurses joined with their partners in Reclaim Chicago, a new grassroots political organization with a long-term plan to build a progressive majority in city council, to declare Tuesday's primary election a success. —National Nurses United, 02/25/15 More »

Huntington Nurses File for a Historic Union Election

Huntington Nurses File for a Historic Union Election

Nurses at Huntington Memorial Hospital have filed for a union election for the first time in the hospital’s 123-year history. The election date will be determined within the next few weeks. In 2014, nurses reached out to the California Nurses Association (CNA) and started organizing to gain a stronger voice for patient care and working conditions. —California Nurses Association, 02/25/15 More »

Nurses Welcome Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Nurses Welcome Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

National Nurses United today welcomed President Obama’s veto of the Congressional legislative efforts to force the construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline from the forests of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. —National Nurses United, 02/24/15 More »

Nurses Join Rep. DeLauro to Oppose Fast-Track Authority

Nurses Join Rep. DeLauro to Oppose Fast-Track Authority

Dozens of registered nurses from around the U.S. will join Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), for a news conference Thursday, Feb 26 at noon, to oppose “fast track” authority for the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that nurses say pose a significant threat to public health and democracy. —National Nurses United, 02/24/15 More »

RNs: Time to Set Accountability Standards on Charity Care, New Bill Introduced

RNs: Time to Set Accountability Standards on Charity Care, New Bill Introduced

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is again joining with State Senator Bob Wieckowski of Fremont in an effort to require California non-profit hospitals to meet public accountability standards on how much charity care and community benefit services they provide, in exchange for the generous tax benefits they receive in return. —California Nurses Association, 02/24/15 More »

San Mateo County Nurses Contract Improves Patient Care and Strengthens the County Health System

San Mateo County Nurses Contract Improves Patient Care and Strengthens the County Health System

Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement with San Mateo County that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen the County health system. Nurses secured wage improvements that will help retain experienced nurses, added workplace violence protections, and expanded a committee of RNs tasked with addressing patient care concerns, among other gains. —California Nurses Association, 02/23/15 More »

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals—All Hospitals Should Meet Same Criteria

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals—All Hospitals Should Meet Same Criteria

California’s largest nurses organization, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today issued the following statement on the conditional approval of the sale of six Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals in the Bay Area and Los Angeles that were “on life support,” facing imminent bankruptcy, huge reductions in patient services, and closure. —National Nurses United, 02/20/15 More »

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Rauner’s Austerity Budget Attack on Health Care

Nurses Condemn Illinois Governor’s Rauner’s Austerity Budget Attack on Health Care

National Nurses United, the largest nurses organization in the nation and in Illinois, today condemned Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal for draconian cuts in critical public services that nurses said could have a devastating effect, especially on retirees and low and moderate income residents in need of medical care. —National Nurses United, 02/18/15 More »

Enloe RN’s Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Pact

Enloe RN’s Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Pact

CHICO—Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center in Chico have overwhelmingly approved a new three year contract covering 860 RNs affiliated with the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 02/18/15 More »

Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday

Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday

Dozens of Daughters of Charity registered nurses, joined by other hospital workers, will rally outside the offices of Attorney General Kamala Harris calling on her to approve the sale of six endangered California Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals to Prime Healthcare without conditions that would likely scuttle the sale and force the hospitals to close. —California Nurses Association, 02/16/15 More »

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