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Long Beach RNs Prepare for One-Day Strike on Thursday, Dec. 22

Long Beach RNs Prepare for One-Day Strike on Thursday, Dec. 22

LONG BEACH— Registered nurses from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach preparing to go on strike for one day on Dec. 22 will be making picket signs on Monday, Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and are available to the media for interviews during that time. —Press Release, 12/16/11 More »

Saint John’s RNs Want a Safe Patient Care Contract for Christmas—

Saint John’s RNs Want a Safe Patient Care Contract for Christmas—

RNs at Saint John’s Health Center will hold a candle light vigil this Monday, December, 19 because of management’s refusal to seriously address key patient safety and nurse injury prevention proposals, and its continual delay on negotiations on these issues. —Press Release, 12/16/11 More »

Marin General Nurses Ratify New 3-Year Pact after Hospital Withdraws Concession Demands

Marin General Nurses Ratify New 3-Year Pact after Hospital Withdraws Concession Demands

Registered nurses at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Ca. Wednesday night approved a new three-year contract with the local hospital district with important provisions they say will improve patient care at the hospital, help protect nurses and patients, and keep experienced RNs at the bedside. More »

6,000 California RNs Set One-Day Strike December 22

6,000 California RNs Set One-Day Strike December 22

Nurses are poised to hold a one-day strike at California’s second largest private hospital, and one of its most profitable corporate hospital chain December 22. —CNA Press Release, 12/12/11 More »

California Nurses in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland Actions Nov. 2

California Nurses in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland Actions Nov. 2

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United said today that it is standing in solidarity with Occupy Oakland, its protest actions on November 2 and its continuing movement. —Press Release, 11/01/11 More »

California Nurses Begin First Aid Support for Occupy SF

California Nurses Begin First Aid Support for Occupy SF

Registered nurse members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United began their humanitarian program Thursday morning to support Occupy SF - part of an escalating program CNA and its national affiliate NNU have established in four cities as the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow. —Press Release, 10/20/11 More »

Healthy California Campaign Steps Up Call for Single-Payer Reform

Healthy California Campaign Steps Up Call for Single-Payer Reform

Inspired by moves toward guaranteed healthcare for all in Vermont and Montana, advocates of Medicare-for-all, single-payer-style reform in California have formed a new coalition, the Campaign for a Healthy California (CHC), and are stepping up activity this coming week by hosting a California tour with a Vermont healthcare activist. —Press Release, 10/10/11 More »

Public Health RNs to Picket Supervisors Over Drastic Health Cuts

Public Health RNs to Picket Supervisors Over Drastic Health Cuts

Fresno County public health nurses will picket outside a meeting of the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, to protest drastic cuts in public-health nursing that they say represent a disgraceful abandonment of the most vulnerable and at-risk patients in the county. —Press Release, 10/10/11 More »

RNs Praise Signing of Landmark Lift Bill to Protect Patients, Nurses

RNs Praise Signing of Landmark Lift Bill to Protect Patients, Nurses

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today praised the decision by California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign an important workplace safety bill to protect registered nurses and other healthcare employees from disabling injuries and safeguard patients from preventable falls. —Press Release, 10/07/11 More »

Nurses File Federal Charges to Sanction Sutter Corporation for Illegal Lockout to Harm RN Rights

Nurses File Federal Charges to Sanction Sutter Corporation for Illegal Lockout to Harm RN Rights

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United filed formal federal charges late Tuesday that Sutter corporation through its hospital affiliates conducted an illegal lockout following a one-day strike last month that violated the legal rights of Sutter RNs. —Press Release, 10/05/11 More »

RNs Want Sutter to End Lockout & State to Investigate Safety Violations Following Patient Death

RNs Want Sutter to End Lockout & State to Investigate Safety Violations Following Patient Death

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called on Sutter corporation to immediately end the unsafe lockout of its regularly scheduled nurses following media confirmation of a patient death while under the care of a strike replacement RN, as well as reports of other serious problems involving strike replacement RNs. RNs will hold a memorial candlelight vigil Sunday night and to press Sutter executives to end the lockout. The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. at Sutter’s Alta Bates Summit hospital campus in Oakland at 350 Hawthorne St. —CNA Press Release, 09/25/11 More »

National Nurses United Convention Calls for Stepped Up Push For Wall Street Transaction Tax

Delegates to the second convention of National Nurses United Friday called for a sweeping set of reforms to address the economic crisis swamping American families, and pledged to step up the campaign for a tax on Wall Street financial transactions to pay for Main Street reforms. —Press Release, 09/17/11 More »

California Gov. Brown, Filmmaker Michael Moore to Address 1,000 Nurses at San Francisco Convention

California Gov. Jerry Brown, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore, Canadian nurses union leader Linda Silas, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and will be among the featured speakers this week as 1,000 nurses gather in San Francisco Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 for the 2011 convention of National Nurses United, the nation's largest union and professional association of registered nurses. —Press Release, 09/13/11 More »

Kaiser Walnut Creek RNs picket for safe patient care, Tuesday

Registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek are holding an informational picket Tuesday, August 23, to protest chronic unsafe nurse-to-patient staffing levels, that they say are jeopardizing patient safety at the facility, the California Nurses Association announced today. —Press Release, 08/22/11 More »

Candlelight Vigil Wednesday, Bakersfield Memorial

Registered nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, a part of the Catholic Healthcare West chain, will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday, August 10, to highlight their concerns with unsafe staffing and a deterioration of patient care standards at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —Press Release, 08/09/11 More »

RNs to Call Attention to Sutter Health’s Service Cuts to Community with a Bake Sale

Registered nurses will hold a bake sale and rally Tuesday outside two large Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay and Peninsula to call attention to cuts in services that have negative impacts to the communities served by its hospitals. Of particular concern is that recent cuts have targeted services involving women. —Press Release, 07/26/11 More »

Nurses to Hold Palomar Vigil Thursday to Oppose Cuts

Palomar-Pomerado Health District registered nurses will hold a candlelight vigil Thursday night outside Palomar Medical Center to voice opposition to cuts in nursing assistants and other direct-care staff that they say is causing dangerous and widespread patient care delays. —Press Release, 07/20/11 More »

Nurses to Lead Irvine Rally Thursday Against Cuts in Medicare, Social Security

More than 100 registered nurses, joined by community activists in Orange County, will hold a noon speak out and rally Thursday in Irvine to call on Congress and the White House to stop any cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. —Press Release, 07/20/11 More »

New Study Adds to Evidence—California’s RN-Patient Ratios Law Improves Nursing, Patient Care

Another major study has reinforced a growing body of evidence that California’s landmark law requiring minimum, specific nurse-to-patient staffing ratios enhances registered nurse staffing and the quality of patient care. —Press Release, 07/14/11 More »

Candlelight Vigil for Safe Patient Care Wednesday, Los Angeles

Registered nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday, July 6, to highlight their concerns with chronic understaffing, nurses unable to safely take a meal break during their 12-hour shifts, and the closures of vital patient care units at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —Press Release, 07/06/11 More »

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