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California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, took another step forward in the California legislature Monday moving from the state Senate Appropriations Committee and appears headed to a full vote on the Senate floor by early June. First the bill will be held. —California Nurses Association, 05/22/17 More »

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today announced it has endorsed Dotty Nygard, RN, for Congress in California’s 10th Congressional District. —National Nurses United, 05/19/17 More »

RNs Call On Mee Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care by Investing in Nursing Staff

RNs Call On Mee Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care by Investing in Nursing Staff

Registered nurses at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City will hold an informational picket on Monday, May 22, to demand that management address the conditions that are undermining the hospital's ability to recruit and retain the staff needed to ensure quality care. —California Nurses Association, 05/19/17 More »

Up to 1,000 RNs, Activists to Rally in Sacramento Friday To Press Support for Guaranteed Healthcare

Up to 1,000 RNs, Activists to Rally in Sacramento Friday To Press Support for Guaranteed Healthcare

Up to 1,000 registered nurses and grassroots activists from across the state will rally outside the State Capitol late Friday afternoon, followed by a march to the Sacramento Convention Center to press the case for critical legislation to guarantee health coverage for all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 05/17/17 More »

RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC

RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California (USC) and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, have voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a new four-year contract, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/15/17 More »

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement With Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California (USC) and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that secures important patient protections, helps recruit and retain experienced nurses, and provides critical educational opportunities for nurses, the CNA/NNU announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/10/17 More »

Nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward Reach Tentative Agreement with Pay, Health Care Gains

Nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward Reach Tentative Agreement with Pay, Health Care Gains

Registered nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward have reached tentative agreement with hospital officials on a bargaining agreement that includes important gains in economic security, significant improvements in healthcare, and an improved orientation program for new grads the CNA/NNU announced today. —California Nurses Association, 05/10/17 More »

Nurses: House Health Bill Vote ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment’ for Millions of Americans

Nurses: House Health Bill Vote ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment’ for Millions of Americans

National Nurses United today condemned the narrow vote by House Republicans as a form of “cruel and unusual punishment” that could deprive tens of millions of Americans of health coverage and threaten millions more with bankruptcy for being sick. —National Nurses United, 05/04/17 More »

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Clears First Hurdle!

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Clears First Hurdle!

Registered nurses and other healthcare advocates are heralding the California Senate Health Committee's passage of SB 562, the Healthy California Act today, Wednesday, April 26, with a majority of the committee members’ support. —National Nurses United, 04/26/17 More »

Nurses to Rally Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee Care for All Californians

Nurses to Rally Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee Care for All Californians

Hundreds of registered nurses and community activists will rally in Sacramento Wednesday, April 26 as the legislative journey begins with the first hearing on a bill to guarantee health care for all California residents with comprehensive health services and an end to out of control co-pays and deductibles. —Healthy California, 04/26/17 More »

Kindred Hospital – San Gabriel RNs Vote by 90% To Join California Nurses Association

Kindred Hospital – San Gabriel RNs Vote by 90% To Join California Nurses Association

Voicing concern about safe staffing, fair pay, and respect in the workplace, registered nurses at Kindred Hospital San Gabriel Valley in West Covina, Ca voted by 90 percent Wednesday night to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 04/20/17 More »

Town Halls Planned April 20 in Sonora on Healthy California Act SB 562

Town Halls Planned April 20 in Sonora on Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to community town hall meetings in Sonora, Calif. on Thursday, April 20 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate in February that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all type system. —Healthy California, 04/19/17 More »

Oakland and Richmond City Councils Vote Unanimously to Support Healthy California Act SB 562

Oakland and Richmond City Councils Vote Unanimously to Support Healthy California Act SB 562

The Oakland and Richmond City Council's voted unanimously Tuesday to support SB 562 - the Healthy California Act, a bill that would guarantee healthcare to all California residents, slash patient and family costs for care, and ensure real patient choice. —California Nurses Association, 04/19/17 More »

San Francisco Supervisors Votes Unanimously for Resolution Supporting the Healthy California Act

San Francisco Supervisors Votes Unanimously for Resolution Supporting the Healthy California Act

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to support SB 562 - the Healthy California Act, a bill that would guarantee healthcare to all California residents, slash patient and family costs for care, and ensure real patient choice. —California Nurses Association, 04/12/17 More »

Community Briefing Planned April 8 in Garden Grove on the Healthy California Act SB 562

Community Briefing Planned April 8 in Garden Grove on the Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community briefing in Garden Grove, Calif. on Saturday, April 8 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate last month that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all type system. —Healthy California, 04/06/17 More »

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Hold Day of Action March 31 to Illuminate Concerns

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Hold Day of Action March 31 to Illuminate Concerns

Registered nurses at Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) hospitals throughout California will hold a day of action today, Friday, March 31, to highlight safe patient care and workers’ rights issues emerging as the system, nurses say, has failed to follow through on promises of enhanced community services and benefits made during the 2016 merger of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. —California Nurses Association, 03/31/17 More »

Community Briefing Planned April 1 in Santa Cruz on the Healthy California Act SB 562

Community Briefing Planned April 1 in Santa Cruz on the Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community briefing in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Saturday, April 1 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate last month that would guarantee healthcare to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all type system. —Healthy California, 03/30/17 More »

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Hold Day of Action March 31

Providence St. Joseph Health Nurses Hold Day of Action March 31

Registered nurses at Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) hospitals throughout California will hold a day of action Friday, March 31, to highlight safe patient care and workers’ rights issues emerging as the system, nurses say, has failed to follow through on promises of enhanced community services and benefits made during the 2016 merger of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/17 More »

Unveiled – SB 562: The Healthy California Act Path to Comprehensive Coverage for All Californians

Unveiled – SB 562: The Healthy California Act Path to Comprehensive Coverage for All Californians

All California residents will be guaranteed health coverage with comprehensive health services offered at minimal out of pocket costs and real patient choice of where to go for care under a bill that will begin its legislative review in mid-to late April in the California State Senate. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/17 More »

March and Rally for the Healthy California Act SB562, Sunday 3/26 in Downtown Los Angeles

March and Rally for the Healthy California Act SB562, Sunday 3/26 in Downtown Los Angeles

Advocates including nurses, seniors, healthcare providers, students and immigrants, plan a march and rally in support of the Healthy California Act, SB 562, a bill that guarantees healthcare to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all-type system, on March 26th in downtown Los Angeles. —Healthy California, 03/23/17 More »

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