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Nurses Release New Report, Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns at St. Joseph Health System

Nurses Release New Report, Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns at St. Joseph Health System

(EUREKA) Registered nurses from St. Joseph Health system (SJH) will gather at St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka Thursday to hand out summaries of a new report on serious concerns that have arisen as SJH has shifted from the values of its founding Sisters—to corporate management concerned, nurses say, with maximizing revenue at the expense of patients, RNs, taxpayers, and its own stated principles. —California Nurses Association, 08/20/15 More »

Nurses Release New Report, Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns at St. Joseph Health System

Nurses Release New Report, Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns at St. Joseph Health System

(APPLE VALLEY) Registered nurses from St. Joseph Health system (SJH) will gather at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley Thursday to hand out summaries of a new report on serious concerns that have arisen as SJH has shifted from the values of its founding Sisters—to corporate management concerned, nurses say, with maximizing revenue at the expense of patients, RNs, taxpayers, and its own stated principles. —California Nurses Association, 08/20/15 More »

Stockton: RNs to Picket St. Joseph’s Medical Center Friday

Stockton: RNs to Picket St. Joseph’s Medical Center Friday

Registered nurses from St. Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC) will stage an informational picket on Friday, Aug. 21 over concerns about safe staffing issues at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 08/19/15 More »

Nurses Release New Report, Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns at St. Joseph Health System

Nurses Release New Report, Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns at St. Joseph Health System

(NAPA) Registered nurses from St. Joseph Health system (SJH) hospitals will gather in Napa Wednesday to officially release a new report on the serious concerns that have arisen as SJH has shifted from the values of its founding Sisters—to corporate management concerned, nurses say, with maximizing revenue at the expense of patients, RNs, taxpayers, and its own stated principles. —California Nurses Association, 08/19/15 More »

RNs Call on AG Harris, FTC to Assure Protection for Patients and Nurses in Merger

RNs Call on AG Harris, FTC to Assure Protection for Patients and Nurses in Merger

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) today called on California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the Federal Trade Commission, and other elected leaders and regulatory agencies to carefully review the proposed merger between Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health to assure patient protections and nurses’ rights are not infringed. —California Nurses Association, 08/19/15 More »

Nurses Endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for President

Nurses Endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for President

Noting his issues “align with nurses from top to bottom,” National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of nurses, today endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President. —National Nurses United, 08/11/15 More »

Nurses at Redwood Memorial Hospital Vote to  Affiliate with the California Nurses Association

Nurses at Redwood Memorial Hospital Vote to Affiliate with the California Nurses Association

Registered nurses at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Ca. voted yesterday to join the California Nurses Association, part of National Nurses United, the nation's largest organization of registered nurses. —California Nurses Association, 08/10/15 More »

It’s Official–Federal Labor Board Certifies California Nurses Assn. at Kaiser’s Flagship LAMC

It’s Official–Federal Labor Board Certifies California Nurses Assn. at Kaiser’s Flagship LAMC

The National Labor Relations Board today officially certified the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United as the union representative for 1,200 registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Southern California hospital, the Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC). —California Nurses Association, 08/03/15 More »

RNs at Three LA Area Providence Hospitals, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Torrance Ratify New Contract

RNs at Three LA Area Providence Hospitals, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Torrance Ratify New Contract

Registered nurses at three Los Angeles area hospitals, operated by the Providence Health and Services chain, have voted, nearly unanimously, to approve collective bargaining agreements that they say addresses key concerns about staffing and pay equity. —California Nurses Association, 07/27/15 More »

California Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Festive Celebrations on Medicare’s 50th Anniversary

California Nurses, Community Leaders Plan Festive Celebrations on Medicare’s 50th Anniversary

Registered nurses and other community leaders from throughout California are marking the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Thursday July 30 with festive events and actions in Los Angeles and Oakland. The celebration is part of a national day of action, in over 25 U.S. cities, that calls on policy makers to protect, improve, and expand Medicare to cover all Americans with a single standard of quality care not based on ability to pay. The overall theme is "Medicare is as American as Apple Pie," i.e. to Protect, Improve and Expand (PIE) Medicare to cover everyone. —California Nurses Association, 07/27/15 More »

Landslide – At Kaiser’s Flagship Los Angeles Hospital,  RNs Vote by Nearly 70% to Join CNA

Landslide – At Kaiser’s Flagship Los Angeles Hospital,  RNs Vote by Nearly 70% to Join CNA

Registered nurses from Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Southern California hospital, the Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC), sent an emphatic message Thursday night to Kaiser and the healthcare industry, with a landslide vote to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, California’s largest nurses and largest hospital union. —California Nurses Association, 07/24/15 More »

Marin General RNs to Picket Wednesday Morning

Marin General RNs to Picket Wednesday Morning

Registered nurses will hold an informational picket outside Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae Wednesday morning to alert area residents about their concerns over issues they say affect patient and workplace safety. —California Nurses Association, 07/21/15 More »

Nurses Call on County to Invest in Vital Health Care for Residents, Hold Picket to Protest Concerns

Nurses Call on County to Invest in Vital Health Care for Residents, Hold Picket to Protest Concerns

Registered nurses that work for Contra Costa County will hold an informational picket on Monday July 20, to call attention to the County's failure to properly invest in its health care system and address unsafe patient care conditions. —California Nurses Association, 07/17/15 More »

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals

CNA Statement on Sale of Daughters of Charity Hospitals

In response to the announcement that the Daughters of Charity Health System has selected BlueMountain Capital Management as a buyer for its six hospital system, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today said it will press Blue Mountain and DCHS to keep open all the hospitals, retain current patient services, and honor the collective bargaining rights and current standards for DCHS employees. —California Nurses Association, 07/17/15 More »

Major Settlement – Tentative Pact for RNs at LA-Area Providence Hospitals

Major Settlement – Tentative Pact for RNs at LA-Area Providence Hospitals

Registered nurses at three hospitals operated by the Providence Health and Services chain reached a tentative contract settlement early Wednesday with hospital officials at three Los Angeles area hospitals that they say addresses key concerns about staffing and pay equity. —National Nurses United, 07/16/15 More »

Redwood Memorial RNs Seek Election To Join California Nurses Association

Redwood Memorial RNs Seek Election To Join California Nurses Association

Registered nurses at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Ca. today petitioned the federal labor board for an election to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, California’s largest nurses organization. —California Nurses Association, 07/08/15 More »

City of Hope RNs Approve New Union Contract Cite Strong Patient Care, Economic Improvements

City of Hope RNs Approve New Union Contract Cite Strong Patient Care, Economic Improvements

Registered nurses who work at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Ca. near Los Angeles voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to approve a new, three-year collective bargaining contract they say will strengthen their ability to protect patients, as well as provide good economic gains. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United represents some 850 City of Hope RNs. —California Nurses Association, 07/02/15 More »

UCSF RNs Challenge Mission Bay Arena Plan, Call for City to Prioritize Health, Public Services 1st

UCSF RNs Challenge Mission Bay Arena Plan, Call for City to Prioritize Health, Public Services 1st

Citing impacts on access to care, patient health and the ability of patients, family members and health professionals to access Mission Bay’s hospitals and clinics in gridlock traffic, the California Nurses Association, today voiced opposition to the current plan for the proposed Golden State Warriors’ entertainment complex in Mission Bay. —California Nurses Association, 06/29/15 More »

Nurses Continue to Oppose Flawed Trade Deal

Nurses Continue to Oppose Flawed Trade Deal

In the wake of the Senate move to grant President Obama fast track authority to pass, without amendment, harmful global trade pacts, nurses will continue protests against agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership that pose an imminent threat to public health and safety, National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of registered nurses, said today. —National Nurses United, 06/24/15 More »

Nurses to Senator Feinstein: Vote NO on Fast Track and All Trade Deals that Endanger Public Health

Nurses to Senator Feinstein: Vote NO on Fast Track and All Trade Deals that Endanger Public Health

Nurses will hold emergency rallies Monday, along with numerous organizations, at Senator Dianne Feinstein's offices across the state, insisting that she vote “No” on Fast Track Authority and oppose all trade deals that endanger the environment and public health. —California Nurses Association, 06/22/15 More »

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