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Antelope Valley RNs Sound Alarm over Harm to Community from Economy, Health Cuts

Antelope Valley Hospital RNs represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United are identifying broad declines in health tied to economic hardship and obstacles to healthcare coverage. —Press Release, 06/21/11 More »

Alvarado Hospital Nurses Hold Candlelight Vigil for Safe Patient Care— Wednesday

Registered nurses at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday, June 1, to highlight their concerns with staffing and patient care standards at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —Press Release, 05/31/11 More »

Tentative Pact Ends Long Contract Fight at USC Medical

Registered nurses at University of Southern California University Hospital and USC Cancer Norris Center in Los Angeles early Friday morning reached tentative agreement with hospital officials on a new three-year contract agreement. —Press Release, 05/27/11 More »

University of California RNs Ratify New Agreement

Registered nurses at University of California hospitals and student health centers have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that they say will strengthen patient protections for some of the best known hospitals in the country, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United said today. —Press Release, 05/27/11 More »

Saint John’s, Santa Monica, RNs Vote by 64 Percent to Join California Nurses Association

Saint John’s, Santa Monica, RNs Vote by 64 Percent to Join California Nurses Association

Culminating years of efforts to win union representation to improve patient care, registered nurses at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica Thursday night voted by 64 percent to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state and nation’s pre-eminent organization of RNs. —Press Release, 05/27/11 More »

Nurses, Doctors Support the St. Rose Initiative to Save San Leandro Hospital

Registered nurses, physicians, and local elected officials have joined with Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) in support of a plan put forward by St. Rose Hospital in Hayward to keep San Leandro Hospital running as a full-service facility, the California Nurses Association announced. The proposal will be discussed at a town hall meeting hosted by Corbett, the California Nurses Association, Mayor Stephen Cassidy, and San Leandro hospital physicians, tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. —Press Release, 05/16/11 More »

Children’s Hospital Nurses Return to Work Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. After Five-Day Strike

Children’s Hospital registered nurses will return to the bedside Tuesday morning, concluding a five-day strike over healthcare cuts. The nearly 800 Children’s RNs are members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —Press Release, 05/09/11 More »

Nurses Vow to Hold the Line on Healthcare

All across America, people are having their healthcare taken from them. On this year’s Mothers Day in Oakland, California, the registered nurses at Children’s Hospital are holding the line against erosion of their health care and fighting to maintain quality care for mothers and families everywhere. Mother’s Day marks the fourth day of a five-day strike that centers on a hospital proposal that would prohibit nurses from bringing their own children to the hospital where they work. —Press Release, 05/07/11 More »

Children’s Hospital Nurse Strike Continues

Registered nurses today will mark the second day of a five-day strike at Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO) with continued picketing and a noon rally where patients and community members will speak in support of the nurses fight to keep their decades long health plan that enables them to have their children cared for at the hospital. —Press Release, 05/06/11 More »

Centinela Hospital, Inglewood RNs to picket Friday

Registered nurses will picket Centinela Hospital Center and hold a noon rally Friday to protest what they call a systematic campaign by Prime Healthcare to sharply erode care standards and force the elimination of experienced nurses at the hospital at the expense of patient safety. —Press Release, 05/05/11 More »

Children’s Hospital Oakland RNs Preparing for Five-Day Strike

OAKLAND— Registered nurses from Children’s Hospital Oakland, preparing to go on strike May 5-10 over sharply reduced healthcare coverage for nurses and their families, will be making picket signs on Wednesday, May 4 and are available to the media for interviews during that time. —Press Release, 05/03/11 More »

RNs at Doctors San Pablo Demand Resolution of Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses at Doctor’s Medical Center, in San Pablo, are holding an informational picket on Wednesday April 27 to protest chronic unsafe nurse-to-patient staffing levels, that they say is jeopardizing patient safety at the facility. The unsafe staffing has led to nurses working without any meal or break relief, an exodus of senior experienced RNs from the facility, and an overreliance on costly temporary nurses. —Press Release, 04/26/11 More »

Children’s Hospital Oakland RNs Authorize Five-Day Strike

Registered nurses from Children’s Hospital Oakland voted Tuesday to authorize their nurse negotiators to call up to a five-day strike if necessary to protest ongoing management efforts to sharply reduce healthcare coverage for nurses and their families. No date has been set for a strike, and additional contract talks are scheduled for April 26. —Press Release, 04/20/11 More »

Sutter Roseville, Auburn Faith RNs Approve New Contract

Registered nurses at Sutter Health hospitals in Roseville and Auburn have overwhelmingly voted to ratify new three year agreements that provide for important gains in patient protections, and compensation, while protecting the nurses’ health coverage and retirement security, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —Press Release, 04/15/11 More »

RNs at Saint John’s in Santa Monica File to Join CNA, Seek Safer Staffing, Improved Standards

Registered nurses at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica have petitioned the federal labor board for an election to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —Press Release, 04/12/11 More »

Nurses to Present Community Protest Petition Tonight

Palomar Pomerado Health District registered nurses will present a community protest petition to the PPH Healthcare District Board of Trustees tonight with a petition signed by hundreds of area residents sharply criticizing priorities by the hospital district that have undermined public trust in the district, eroded safety, and exposed the district to public ridicule. —Press Release, 04/11/11 More »

Despite Reserves, San Mateo County Proposes Crippling 15% Healthcare Budget Cut

Registered nurses from the California Nurses Association will join local patients this Tuesday, March 29 to protest as the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meets to consider a 15 percent healthcare budget cut that would devastate the county’s healthcare safety net. —Press Release, 03/28/11 More »

California Nurses to Testify for Hospital Workplace Violence Bill, A.B. 30 (Hayashi)

Tomorrow, Deborah Burger, RN, and co-president of the California Nurses Association (CNA) will testify, before the Assembly Health Committee in support of A.B. 30 – legislation that aims to prevent the escalating tide of workplace violence occurring throughout California’s hospitals. The law will hold hospitals accountable for implementing more effective policies to protect nurses and patients alike in healthcare settings. —Press Release, 03/21/11 More »

Children’s Hospital Oakland RNs Say No to Management Plans to Slash Healthcare Benefits

Registered nurses from Children’s Hospital Oakland will rally outside the Oakland facility Thursday, March 17 to protest management’s efforts to sharply reduce current healthcare coverage for nurses and their families. The hospital has indicated that they also intend to cut health benefits for other hospital workers as well. —Press Release, 03/16/11 More »

California Nurses Association Endorses Leland Yee for San Francisco Mayor

California Nurses Association Endorses Leland Yee for San Francisco Mayor

Registered nurses from the California Nurses Association have endorsed State Senator Leland Yee for mayor of San Francisco. —Press Release, 03/15/11 More »

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