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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 »

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 »

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 »

St. Joseph Health Nurses Vote by 97 Percent Statewide to Authorize Potential Strikes

St. Joseph Health Nurses Vote by 97 Percent Statewide to Authorize Potential Strikes

Nurses at St. Joseph Hospital (Eureka), Queen of the Valley (Napa) and St. Mary’s (Apple Valley) recently conducted strike votes, and the result statewide was a resounding 97 percent yes vote in favor of authorizing strikes, if necessary, California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 07/12/16 More »

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, NNU Exec. Dir. RoseAnn DeMoro Call for Medicare for All in DNC Platform

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, NNU Exec. Dir. RoseAnn DeMoro Call for Medicare for All in DNC Platform

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro today issued a joint public call to the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando to place support for an improved Medicare for all in the party platform. —National Nurses United, 07/08/16 More »

Nurses Mark Major Hospital Merger With Strike Votes

Nurses Mark Major Hospital Merger With Strike Votes

As two large, Catholic hospital chains—St. Joseph Health and Providence Health and Services—celebrate their official merger this week, nurses at three of the chains’ California hospitals are marking the alliance with a strike vote, California Nurses Association announced today. —National Nurses United, 07/05/16 More »

Is CA Ready to Set Public Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings?

Is CA Ready to Set Public Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital ‘Observation’ Settings?

Legislation that could remedy one of the least-reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the warehousing of patients in “observation status,” which accords fewer protections than other hospital patients are given, and also exposes many patients to economic jeopardy – is nearing the governor’s desk. More »

Huntington RNs Celebrate Settlement Agreement at Wednesday Press Conference

Huntington RNs Celebrate Settlement Agreement at Wednesday Press Conference

Nurses, elected leaders and community members will hold a press conference at Huntington Hospital today at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate a recent milestone settlement agreement between California Nurses Association (CNA) and the hospital. —National Nurses United, 06/28/16 More »

Nurses Criticize Democratic Platform Committee Vote To Oppose Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

Nurses Criticize Democratic Platform Committee Vote To Oppose Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

National Nurses United today condemned the vote of the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee meeting in St. Louis for its vote late Friday night to reject a proposal to place a commitment to “fighting for Medicare for all” in the party’s platform to be adopted at the Democratic convention next month. —National Nurses United, 06/27/16 More »

1,300 RNs to Begin 4-day Kaiser Los Angeles Strike Thursday

1,300 RNs to Begin 4-day Kaiser Los Angeles Strike Thursday

Some 1,300 registered nurses are set to begin a four-day strike Thursday at Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Los Angeles hospital, continuing their campaign to insist the hospital/health insurance giant improve staffing for safer patient care. —National Nurses United, 06/23/16 More »

Nurses: Attorney General’s Approval of Major Hospital Merger Fails to Strengthen Protections

Nurses: Attorney General’s Approval of Major Hospital Merger Fails to Strengthen Protections

California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ decision today to give a green light to a proposed merger of two large Catholic hospital chains does little to strengthen needed protections for nurses and patients, said the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —National Nurses United, 06/22/16 More »

Tentative Pact Averts Watsonville Hospital RN Strike

Tentative Pact Averts Watsonville Hospital RN Strike

A two-day strike involving some 300 registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital that was scheduled to begin this morning is off as nurses and hospital representatives reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night. —California Nurses Association, 06/22/16 More »

Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Wednesday, June 22

Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Wednesday, June 22

Nurses who work at Watsonville Community Hospital will officially begin a two-day strike on Wednesday, June 22, due to what they state are seriously deteriorating patient care standards and working conditions. —California Nurses Association, 06/20/16 More »

Nurses Call on Drafting Committee to Endorse Medicare for All and Oppose TPP

Nurses Call on Drafting Committee to Endorse Medicare for All and Oppose TPP

Asking “whose life doesn’t matter,” National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro late Friday called on members of the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee to place a commitment to fighting for guaranteed health care for all, through an improved and expanded Medicare for All. —National Nurses United, 06/17/16 More »

Major Strikes Involving 10,000 Registered Nurses in MN, MA, and CA Scheduled for Late June

Major Strikes Involving 10,000 Registered Nurses in MN, MA, and CA Scheduled for Late June

Nearly 10,000 registered nurses in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and California are prepared to strike in late June – a national strike of nurses on a series of patient safety and quality care concerns. —National Nurses United, 06/14/16 More »

Nurses: Don’t Let Them Silence Your Voice – Your Vote Matters

Nurses: Don’t Let Them Silence Your Voice – Your Vote Matters

National Nurses United today urged voters in six primary states set to cast ballots today for Senator Bernie Sanders to get to the polls and rebuke the effort of the major media to say their votes no longer matter. —National Nurses United, 06/07/16 More »

Nurses #BernieBus Accelerates its Get-Out-the Vote Campaign For Sanders with Stop at Cal. State

Nurses #BernieBus Accelerates its Get-Out-the Vote Campaign For Sanders with Stop at Cal. State

With the latest polls showing Senator Bernie Sanders ahead with a one point lead in California, the National Nurses United (NNU) members are accelerating their Get-Out-the-Vote efforts in the final few days before the June 7 primary. —National Nurses United, 06/03/16 More »

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