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CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Bernardino Thurs with Screenings and Town Hall As Court Ruling Loom

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Bernardino Thurs with Screenings and Town Hall As Court Ruling Loom

County stats show great need for healthcare overhaul—41 of 58 in health outcomes, 27% adults uninsured, 18% unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Santa Ana Wed. with Screenings and Town Hall, as Court Ruling Looms

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Santa Ana Wed. with Screenings and Town Hall, as Court Ruling Looms

Local stats show great need for healthcare overhaul—23.5% of adults uninsured, 11.9% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

California RNs Kick off Healthcare Tour in San Diego 6/19, with Screenings and Town Hall

California RNs Kick off Healthcare Tour in San Diego 6/19, with Screenings and Town Hall

Local stats show great need for healthcare overhaul—22% of adults uninsured, 13% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost. More »

California RNs to Host Health Screenings, Town Hall Meetings Across State

California RNs to Host Health Screenings, Town Hall Meetings Across State

With the U.S. Supreme Court decision expected imminently on the fate of the 2010 healthcare law, nurses, physicians, and healthcare activists will begin a three-week tour of California cities Tuesday as a reminder that the healthcare crisis continues to worsen and genuine, comprehensive reform is still needed. More »

California Hospitals, with Help From UHW-SEIU Local, Launch New Attack on Life-Saving Ratio Law

California Hospitals, with Help From UHW-SEIU Local, Launch New Attack on Life-Saving Ratio Law

The California Hospital Association, with the dogged assistance of United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), is waging a new campaign to overturn California’s historic law mandating minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, a landmark state law that has been proven to save thousands of patient lives. More »

Santa Monica RNs Postpone One-Day Strike, Accept Offer for Mediation to Resume Contract Talks

Santa Monica RNs Postpone One-Day Strike, Accept Offer for Mediation to Resume Contract Talks

Registered nurses at Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica have postponed a strike that had been called for tomorrow, June 13 following an offer from former California State Senator Sheila Kuehl to mediate the nurses’ dispute with Saint John’s management. Hospital executives have also called off plans to lockout RNs following a one-day strike. More »

Nurses Across the State Join Sutter RNs in Major Protest Monday at Summit Oakland

Nurses Across the State Join Sutter RNs in Major Protest Monday at Summit Oakland

Call on Sutter to stop its war on nurses and patients, negotiate a fair contract. Registered nurses from hospitals throughout Northern California are gathering in force Monday to show their support for Sutter Health RNs contract fight. A rally is scheduled at noon at the Summit campus of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —CNA Press Release, 06/08/12 More »

RNs Win Historic New Pact at Sutter Lakeside Hospital

RNs Win Historic New Pact at Sutter Lakeside Hospital

Registered nurses at Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport have reached a tentative agreement with hospital officials on a new collective bargaining contract that nurses say is the latest signal to Sutter Health corporate executives that an end to the broader dispute between nurses and the hospital chain can be achieved. —CNA Press Release, 06/07/12 More »

Santa Monica RNs Plan June 13 Walkout

Santa Monica RNs Plan June 13 Walkout

Registered nurses at Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica will hold a one-day strike Wednesday June 13, to protest what they see as stalling by hospital officials in reaching a fair negotiated agreement for the RNs that would enhance patient safety and help retain experienced RNs at the hospital. —CNA Press Release, 06/06/12 More »

Petaluma Nurses Plan June 13 Walkout

Petaluma Nurses Plan June 13 Walkout

RNs to Picket Eureka, Apple Valley St. Joseph Hospitals in Support. Registered nurses at Petaluma Valley Hospital in Petaluma will hold a one-day strike Wednesday, June 13 to protest hospital administration demands for economic cuts which will lead to what the nurses say is illegal cuts in professional nursing practice standards and diminished patient care standards the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —CNA Press Release, 06/05/12 More »

Enloe RN Picket Friday 3pm-6pm

Enloe RN Picket Friday 3pm-6pm

Contract Talks Heat Up as Nurses Fight for Retiree Healthcare and Voice in Patient Care. Enloe Medical Center RNs will be conducting an informational picket in front of the facility this Friday, May 4, from 3pm to 6pm. More »

Bay Area Sutter RNs Begin One-Day Strike

Bay Area Sutter RNs Begin One-Day Strike

Hospital Giant Seeks Massive Cuts Despite $4 Billion in Profits Nurses to Also Protest Sutter Plans to Close Hospitals, Cut Care. Registered nurses are on strike today at eight hospitals that are part of the wealthy Sutter corporate chain to protest Wall Street-type demands for more than 100 sweeping reductions in patient care and nurses’ standards and workplace conditions. More »

RNs Offer to Postpone Strike if Sutter Withdraws

RNs Offer to Postpone Strike if Sutter Withdraws

Registered nurses who work at Sutter corporation hospitals in Northern California today offered to postpone a planned one-day strike Tuesday against eight Sutter hospitals if the hospital chain withdraws the sweeping concessions it is demanding in RN and patient care standards. —CNA Press Release, 04/30/12 More »

RNs Condemn Sutter Plan to Close San Leandro

RNs Condemn Sutter Plan to Close San Leandro

Hospital Chain’s Decision to Abandon San Leandro Should Prompt San Francisco Officials to Doubt Sutter Promises on St. Luke’s More »

Anaheim Nurses to Hold Vigil Thursday To Protest Imminent Closure of NICU, Jeopardizing Infants

Anaheim Nurses to Hold Vigil Thursday To Protest Imminent Closure of NICU, Jeopardizing Infants

Nurses will hold a candlelight vigil Thursday to protest the planned closure of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Western Medical Center Anaheim. The hospital, owned by the for profit company Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc (IHHI), plans to shutter the unit by March 29th. More »

Sacramento Rally at California Hospital Association Thursday

Sacramento Rally at California Hospital Association Thursday

Nurses to Protest Sutter/Hospital Industry Cuts While Providing Lavish Executive Pay Packages More »

Sutter Tracy RNs Vote to Join CA Nurses Association

Sutter Tracy RNs Vote to Join CA Nurses Association

In a hard fought organizing campaign, RNs at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital in Northern California voted to affiliate with the California Nurses Association, the state’s largest organization of RNs. CNA now represents 6,200 RNs at 16 Sutter facilities. More »

CA RNs Ratify Pact for 2,700 Nurses at Six Tenet Hospitals

CA RNs Ratify Pact for 2,700 Nurses at Six Tenet Hospitals

Registered nurses at six Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract Monday. The new four year agreement protects health coverage for RNs and their families, wins improvements in patient care and nurses standards, and provides for important economic gains, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More »

RNs to Salinas Health System: Time for a New Board

RNs to Salinas Health System: Time for a New Board

Following disclosure of a highly critical audit, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called on Salinas Valley Health System Board majority to resign, and the nurses said the public district should to “stop acting like Wall Street bankers and the 1 percent with lavish executive payouts, dubious conduct, and poor public accountability.” —CNA Press Release, 03/08/12 More »

CA RNs Win Pact for 2,700 Nurses at 6 Tenet Hospitals

CA RNs Win Pact for 2,700 Nurses at 6 Tenet Hospitals

Protect Family Health Coverage, Win Economic Gains. Registered nurses at six Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California have won a tentative settlement on a new four year agreement that protects the health coverage for their families, wins improvements in patient care and nurses standards, and provides for important economic gains, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More »

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