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Today- Nurse Fired for Union, Patient Advocacy Joins White House Summit on Worker Voice

Today- Nurse Fired for Union, Patient Advocacy Joins White House Summit on Worker Voice

A California registered nurse, fired by a major Los Angeles area hospital for speaking out for union representation and patient protections, will be in the White House Wednesday, is participating in a White House Worker Voice Summit. —National Nurses United, 10/07/15 More »

RNs Call for Congress to Reject Latest Trade Pact

RNs Call for Congress to Reject Latest Trade Pact

National Nurses United today urged Congress members to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership final agreement warning there remains inadequate guarantees to assure patients and consumers will not be harmed by pharmaceutical price gouging. —National Nurses United, 10/05/15 More »

Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout

Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout

Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County remain on track to begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6 after County officials lost court efforts today to enjoin the walkout. —California Nurses Association, 10/02/15 More »

White House Invites Nurse Fired for Speaking Out at Huntington Hospital to National Summit

White House Invites Nurse Fired for Speaking Out at Huntington Hospital to National Summit

Registered nurses will hold a press conference Monday at Pasadena City Hall as a send-off for RN, Allysha Almada, who has been invited by President Obama to participate in the White House Summit on Worker Voice in Washington D.C. on Oct. 7. —California Nurses Association, 10/02/15 More »

RNs Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns as St. Joseph Health/Providence Health Merger Looms

RNs Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns as St. Joseph Health/Providence Health Merger Looms

Registered nurses from a council of all nine St. Joseph Health system (SJH) hospitals will hold a press event Wednesday at St. Joseph of Orange hospital, at which they will outline their concerns with the proposed merger between Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. —California Nurses Association, 09/30/15 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Call on Supervisors to Invest in Patient Care, Not Replacement RNs

Contra Costa County Nurses Call on Supervisors to Invest in Patient Care, Not Replacement RNs

Registered nurses who work in Contra Costa County's public hospital, jail and clinics today sharply condemned a decision by County Supervisors to spend $3.7 million to fund replacement nurses during a potential strike—rather than directing those resources toward settling a contract that addresses the RNs' concerns for improving patient care. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/15 More »

RNs Urge City Council: Pass Resolution, Make Watsonville Community Hospital Comply with Staffing Law

RNs Urge City Council: Pass Resolution, Make Watsonville Community Hospital Comply with Staffing Law

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night and ask for their support on a resolution citing the need to immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. More »

Nurses Calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to Comply with California RN Staffing Law

Nurses Calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to Comply with California RN Staffing Law

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night and ask for their support on a resolution citing the need to immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/15 More »

Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital RNs Ratify 3-Year Pact

Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital RNs Ratify 3-Year Pact

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia Thursday night voted to approve a new three-year contract agreement that provides some additional patient care protections and economic gains. —California Nurses Association, 09/18/15 More »

Tentative Pact for RNs at Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital

Tentative Pact for RNs at Henry Mayo Valencia Hospital

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia have reached a tentative agreement with hospital officials on a new three-year collective bargaining pact that ends a months-long dispute, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More »

A Labor Day Story: Union Nurses Making a Difference

A Labor Day Story: Union Nurses Making a Difference

For a unique story this Labor Day, consider a "non-traditional" labor story — how unionized nurses — represented by the nation's largest nurses union, National Nurses United, is making a difference for patients, the public interest and nurses ability to protect patients and advocate in the public arena in upholding the wellbeing of our country, our communities and the planet. —National Nurses United, 09/03/15 More »

Nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster Moving Forward with One-Day Strike September 3

Nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster Moving Forward with One-Day Strike September 3

Registered nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster (KHW) in Westminster, Ca. are moving forward with plans to hold a one-day strike beginning Thursday, September 3, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/01/15 More »

Kaiser LAMC Nurses Plan Vigil Thursday With Call for Safer Patient Care Staffing for Children

Kaiser LAMC Nurses Plan Vigil Thursday With Call for Safer Patient Care Staffing for Children

Registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center will hold a vigil Thursday night to press the hospital giant to invest in safer patient care for children at its Southern California flagship hospital. —California Nurses Association, 08/26/15 More »

Nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster Set One-Day Strike for September 3

Nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster Set One-Day Strike for September 3

Registered nurses at Kindred Hospital Westminster (KHW) in Westminster, Ca. will hold a one-day strike beginning Thursday, September 3, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 08/24/15 More »

National Nurses United Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare List

National Nurses United Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare List

It’s 14 for 14. On a list dominated hospital, insurance, pharmaceutical, and other healthcare industry corporations, National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro has again been named as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in the U.S. —National Nurses United, 08/24/15 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike

Contra Costa County Nurses Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike

With contract talks stalled, nurses who work for Contra Costa County voted nearly unanimously late last week to authorize a strike, if necessary, to protest the County’s continued refusal to address unsafe staffing and high nurse attrition/turnover and its failure to properly invest in its healthcare system. No strike date has been set as yet. —California Nurses Association, 08/24/15 More »

Nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Set One-Day Strike for September 3

Nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Set One-Day Strike for September 3

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, Ca. will hold a one-day strike beginning Thursday, September 3 the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced yesterday. —California Nurses Association, 08/24/15 More »

Huntington RNs Cite Recent Firings as Latest in Management Pattern of Violating Nurses’ Rights

Huntington RNs Cite Recent Firings as Latest in Management Pattern of Violating Nurses’ Rights

Registered nurses will gather at Huntington Memorial Hospital Monday to speak out about the recent firing of an outspoken nurse leader in Huntington RNs’ fight to better advocate for patients by forming a union—as well as the firing of a nurse co-worker. —California Nurses Association, 08/23/15 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

(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 »

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