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“Robin Hood Tax” Echoing Worldwide

“Robin Hood Tax” Echoing Worldwide

Thousands of Nurses, Activists to March at G8 May 18, Call for Tax on Wall Street, Challenge Austerity Agendas. RNs to be Joined by Healthcare, Community, Global Activists in Chicago to Call for Wall Street Speculation Tax as Starting Point to Address Economic Crisis. —NNU Press Release, 02/27/12 More »

Santa Monica RNs to Picket Thursday

Santa Monica RNs to Picket Thursday

Registered nurses at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica will picket the hospital Thursday morning 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. —NNU Press Release, 02/15/12 More »

RNs Tuesday to Join Growing Protest Over San Mateo Plan to Close Burlingame Long Term Care Facility

RNs Tuesday to Join Growing Protest Over San Mateo Plan to Close Burlingame Long Term Care Facility

San Mateo County registered nurses Tuesday will join an outpouring of community residents who plan to pack a special hearing of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on a proposal to close a 240-bed long-term care facility in Burlingame. —NNU Press Release, 02/13/12 More »

Sutter Santa Rosa RNs Overwhelmingly Ratify New Agreement

Sutter Santa Rosa RNs Overwhelmingly Ratify New Agreement

Registered nurses at Sutter Santa Rosa Medical Center voted Tuesday night for a new 30-month collective bargaining agreement for the 350 RNs that will strengthen patient protections and maintain affordable healthcare coverage for nurses and their families, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —CNA Press Release, 02/02/12 More »

Fresno County Nurses to Strike 3 Days Starting Monday 01-23-12

Fresno County Nurses to Strike 3 Days Starting Monday 01-23-12

FRESNO - The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today its submission of a three-day strike notice to the county. The notice allows for a strike to commence on Monday, January 23, starting at 7 a.m. —CNA Press Release, 01/20/12 More »

Nurses Occupy CPMC Friday as Part of Day of Mass Occupation Protests

Nurses Occupy CPMC Friday as Part of Day of Mass Occupation Protests

Registered nurses from throughout San Francisco will have a strong public message to deliver, and will set up a nurses’ first aid tent for the public, to protest Sutter Health’s plan to shrink St. Luke’s by two-thirds while building an enormous hospital at Cathedral Hill. As part of the 99%, RNs believe Sutter CPMC must meet community needs for housing of low-income residents in the central city, mitigate traffic issues, address issues of jobs and union protections, and maintain services to provide a standard of care that San Franciscans deserve, such as skilled nursing and psychiatric services. More »

St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange RNs Win Major Settlement

St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange RNs Win Major Settlement

Nurses receive $12 million lost wages in class action lawsuit. The California Nurses Association will be holding a press conference, Wednesday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m., to discuss a recent lawsuit victory for registered nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange. The lawsuit stems from the hospital’s attempts to circumvent paying RNs the overtime wages they were lawfully entitled to from December 2001 through June 2009. Awards to the 2,717 plaintiffs have started to be received this month. —CNA Press Release, 01/10/12 More »

Fresno County Nurses Consider Strike, Seek to Block Contract They Say Harms Nurses & County Patients

Fresno County Nurses Consider Strike, Seek to Block Contract They Say Harms Nurses & County Patients

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced it has asked the state Public Employees Relations Board to block a decision by Fresno County to impose a harsh new contract on county nurses – and county nurses are voting Tuesday and Wednesday whether to authorize nurse negotiators to call a possible strike. —CNA Press Release, 01/09/12 More »

6,000 California RNs Hold One-Day Strike: Dec 22

6,000 California RNs Hold One-Day Strike: Dec 22

Voicing concern over the erosion of quality of care and cuts to patient protections, nurses at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, and 4,000 RNs who work at nine Bay Area facilities that are part of the Sutter Health corporation, are on a one-day strike today. —Press Release, 12/22/11 More »

RNs Offer to Postpone Strike if Sutter Pulls Concession Demands

RNs Offer to Postpone Strike if Sutter Pulls Concession Demands

Registered Nurses today offered to postpone a scheduled one-day strike against eight Sutter hospitals Thursday if Sutter officials agree to withdraw major concessions they are demanding, and work toward achieving a fair contract settlement with the RNs. —Press Release, 12/19/11 More »

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 »

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