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Huge Win for Patients – Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Protect Patients in ‘Observation’ Settings

Huge Win for Patients – Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Protect Patients in ‘Observation’ Settings

In a huge victory for patients subject to lesser protections in some hospital settings, and economic sticker shock when then transferred to a nursing home, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday afternoon to substantially reform the use of “observation status” by California hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 09/27/16 More »

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

Registered Nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. voted unanimously to ratify a new contract ensuring vital patient care and nursing practice protections, the California Nurses Association announced today. —National Nurses United, 09/27/16 More »

Nurses: Drug Costs, Up 761% in Past Decades Will Continue to Skyrocket Without Actions Like Prop. 61

Nurses: Drug Costs, Up 761% in Past Decades Will Continue to Skyrocket Without Actions Like Prop. 61

In new research data released today, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United reports that spending on drugs will likely grow 80 percent over the next decade, after having skyrocketed by 761 percent since 1984, unless direct action, such as is proposed in California by Proposition 61 on the state’s November ballot. —National Nurses United, 09/27/16 More »

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

With contract talks still stalled, Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses will strike on Wednesday, Sept. 28 the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —National Nurses United, 09/27/16 More »

On The Road for Lower Rx Prices Bus Tour Teams Up With California Nurses Association in Fresno

On The Road for Lower Rx Prices Bus Tour Teams Up With California Nurses Association in Fresno

Supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, will gather at the California Nurses Association’s Fresno office for a Yes on Prop. 61 Press Conference. —California Nurses Association, 09/26/16 More »

Nurses Endorse Gun Safety, Death Penalty Repeal Measures

Nurses Endorse Gun Safety, Death Penalty Repeal Measures

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced support for several important initiatives on the California November ballot, notably Proposition 63, to strengthen gun safety, and Proposition 62 the latest bid to repeal the death penalty in California. —National Nurses United, 09/26/16 More »

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital  Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered Nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract ensuring vital patient care and nursing practice protections, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/16 More »

Nurses Hold Town Hall to Say, “Keep Alta Bates Hospital Open!”

Nurses Hold Town Hall to Say, “Keep Alta Bates Hospital Open!”

On Wednesday, September 21, nurses, local leaders and community members will hold a town hall meeting in Berkeley on the negative health impact of Sutter’s intention to close Alta Bates hospital by as early as 2018, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —National Nurses United, 09/21/16 More »

RNs, Healthcare Workers and Caregivers Vote Overwhelmingly to Approve Contracts at AHMC Hospitals

RNs, Healthcare Workers and Caregivers Vote Overwhelmingly to Approve Contracts at AHMC Hospitals

Registered nurses and healthcare workers at two hospitals owned by AHMC Healthcare voted this week to approve new contracts that will improve patient care at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in San Gabriel, Ca. and Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Whittier, Ca. —California Nurses Association, 09/15/16 More »

Antelope Valley Nurses Set One-Day Strike, September 28

Antelope Valley Nurses Set One-Day Strike, September 28

With no significant progress at the bargaining table since their overwhelming May vote to authorize a strike—citing issues such as safe staffing and retention of experienced nurses—Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses delivered notice of their intent to strike on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/13/16 More »

Yes On Prop 61 Launches Statewide Billboard Campaign

Yes On Prop 61 Launches Statewide Billboard Campaign

Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices today launched a statewide billboard campaign that features many respected organizations saying “Yes on Proposition 61.” —National Nurses United, 09/13/16 More »

Federal Court Orders Barstow CA Hospital to Bargain in Good Faith, Stop Violating RNs’ Labor Rights

Federal Court Orders Barstow CA Hospital to Bargain in Good Faith, Stop Violating RNs’ Labor Rights

A U.S. District Judge in Los Angeles Monday issued a federal injunction against Barstow (CA) Community Hospital ordering it to cease and desist its flagrant violations of the collective bargaining rights of its registered nurses. —National Nurses United, 09/02/16 More »

RNs at Three Orange County KPC Hospitals Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

RNs at Three Orange County KPC Hospitals Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

Nurses at three KPC Healthcare hospitals in Orange County—Anaheim Global Medical Center, South Coast Global Medical Center and Chapman Global Medical Center—voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract, California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/01/16 More »

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes Across Surgical Settings Passes Final Hurdle, Headed to Gov. Desk

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes Across Surgical Settings Passes Final Hurdle, Headed to Gov. Desk

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” is headed to the desk of California Gov. Jerry Brown. —California Nurses Association, 08/30/16 More »

Two CNA/NNU Backed Patient Protection Bills Advance

Two CNA/NNU Backed Patient Protection Bills Advance

Two major bills sponsored by the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United to strengthen patient safety protections are moving ahead in the hurried final days of the California legislative session. —National Nurses United, 08/24/16 More »

Nurses Blast Late Session Bill to Overturn RN Standards As ALEC-Style Threat to Patient Protections

Nurses Blast Late Session Bill to Overturn RN Standards As ALEC-Style Threat to Patient Protections

The California Nurses Association today condemned a last minute legislative maneuver to erode decades of nursing oversight of the public board that governs professional nursing practice, including critical regulations that protect patients in California. —California Nurses Association, 08/23/16 More »

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Move Forward with One-day Strike on August 24

RNs at Hollister’s Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Move Forward with One-day Strike on August 24

Registered Nurses at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. will move forward with their plan to hold a one-day strike on Wednesday, August 24, the California Nurses Association announced today. —National Nurses United, 08/22/16 More »

John Muir Medical Center Concord RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Contract

John Muir Medical Center Concord RNs Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Contract

Registered nurses at John Muir Medical Center (JMMC) in Concord have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract that features protected healthcare coverage, significant economic gains, and improved opportunities for new grad RNs, California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —National Nurses United, 08/22/16 More »

Bill to Protect Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings Passes Wins Key Vote

Bill to Protect Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings Passes Wins Key Vote

Important legislation to enact new protections for hospital patients warehoused in “observation status” took a major step forward Monday with approval in the California Assembly on a bipartisan 59-10 vote. —California Nurses Association, 08/22/16 More »

For 15th Straight Year, NNU Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare List

For 15th Straight Year, NNU Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare List

Once again, National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro has won recognition as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in the U.S. —National Nurses United, 08/22/16 More »

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