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Nurses Postpone Dignity Health Protests Friday  as Dignity Requests Talks to Resolve Dispute

Nurses Postpone Dignity Health Protests Friday as Dignity Requests Talks to Resolve Dispute

Candelight rallies planned at Dignity Health hospitals across California and Nevada this Friday to protest a threatened rollback in retirement benefits were put on hold late Wednesday after company officials agreed to meet over any potential changes in the Dignity retiree health plan. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 12/11/13 More »

Nurses Protest Sutter Tracy Community Hospital’s Refusal To Bargain in Good Faith

Nurses Protest Sutter Tracy Community Hospital’s Refusal To Bargain in Good Faith

Registered Nurses at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (STCH) will hold an informational picket and rally on Thursday to protest management's continued unwillingness to take serious action at the bargaining table. Sutter Tracy RNs held a candlelight vigil two weeks ago to alert the public to conditions in the hospital and to unacceptable positions by management at the bargaining table. —California Nurses Association, 12/11/13 More »

Today-Keep Manteca Safe Committee Welcomes “Town Hall on Cuts & Closures at Kaiser-Manteca Medical

Today-Keep Manteca Safe Committee Welcomes “Town Hall on Cuts & Closures at Kaiser-Manteca Medical

The seniors and nurses of the Keep Manteca Safe Committee are applauding the announcement by the California Alliance for Retired Americans that the senior advocacy group will host the “Town Hall on Cuts & Closures at Kaiser-Manteca Medical Center” today, Dec. 11th, from 1-3 p.m., at the Manteca Transit Center, Moffat Blvd. at S. Main St. “We welcome the opportunity to be heard,” said committee member Jackie Rudy, a resident of the Woodbridge by Del Webb retirement community in Manteca. “These cuts and closures are causing real harm to seniors and people throughout the area.” —California Nurses Association, 12/11/13 More »

UCLA RN to Join 4th National Nurses Group to Head to Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort

UCLA RN to Join 4th National Nurses Group to Head to Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort

UCLA Medical Center First Hospital to Support Campaign. While many families are busy in December holiday preparations, a group of registered nurses – including Paolo Montenegro, a Burbank, Ca. resident who works at UCLA Medical Center – are getting ready for their own special gift – heading to the Philippines to provide medical support for those who continue to be affected by aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. —California Nurses Association, 12/07/13 More »

Federal Official:Hospital Objections to RN Vote for CNA at Big Torrance Hospital are ‘Without Merit’

Federal Official:Hospital Objections to RN Vote for CNA at Big Torrance Hospital are ‘Without Merit’

RN victory was biggest single hospital election in years. A hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board this week recommended the labor board uphold the September vote by registered nurses at a major Los Angeles area hospital, branding hospital objections to the democratic vote as “without merit.” In a hard fought election, the RNs at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Ca. voted 279 to 261 to join the to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United in what CNA called the biggest U.S. election win for non-union hospital registered nurses in seven years. —California Nurses Association, 12/06/13 More »

Keep Manteca Safe Committee Welcomes “Town Hall on Cuts/Closures at Kaiser-Manteca Medical Center

Keep Manteca Safe Committee Welcomes “Town Hall on Cuts/Closures at Kaiser-Manteca Medical Center

The seniors and nurses of the Keep Manteca Safe Committee are applauding the announcement by the California Alliance for Retired Americans that the senior advocacy group will host the “Town Hall on Cuts & Closures at Kaiser-Manteca Medical Center” on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1-3 pm, at the Manteca Transit Center, Moffat Blvd. at S. Main St. “We welcome the opportunity to be heard,” said committee member Jackie Rudy, a resident of the Woodbridge by Del Webb retirement community in Manteca. “These cuts and closures are causing real harm to seniors and people throughout the area.” —California Nurses Association, 12/06/13 More »

Kindred Hospital, Westminster RNs Vote by 81% for CNA

Kindred Hospital, Westminster RNs Vote by 81% for CNA

Registered nurses at Kindred Hospital in Westminster voted by 81 percent Wednesday to join the California Nurses Association, the state’s largest organization of RNs. CNA will represent 150 RNs at the Orange County facility, a long term care, rehab hospital which is part of a large, Kentucky-based chain that operates transitional care, nursing homes, rehab and hospice facilities and other healthcare sites. —California Nurses Association, 12/05/13 More »

National Day of Strikes, Pickets, Protests by Community Health Systems RNs in Four States

National Day of Strikes, Pickets, Protests by Community Health Systems RNs in Four States

Registered nurses at seven Community Health Systems hospitals in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, will hold a national day of action with strikes, pickets, and other solidarity events today Tuesday, December 3. The protests will affect more than 1,400 RNs at the facilities. —NNOC / CNA, 12/03/13 More »

San Francisco RN Leader Headed to Philippines

Longtime San Francisco registered nurse leader Jane Sandoval will leave from San Francisco International Airport, tonight, the latest in an ongoing deployment by the National Nurses United’s Registered Nurse Response Network which is providing disaster relief in the Philippines following the devastation from Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda earlier this month. —National Nurses United, 11/30/13 More »

UC RNs Ratify New 4-Year Pact Protecting Retirement Security, Stopping Concession Demands

UC RNs Ratify New 4-Year Pact Protecting Retirement Security, Stopping Concession Demands

At a time of increasing employer demands for sweeping concessions on retirement security, especially for public workers, registered nurses working at University of California hospitals and student health centers overwhelmingly ratified a pact with University officials on Monday that secures nurses’ retirement as well as achieving important gains. —California Nurses Association, 11/27/13 More »

Nurses Protest Good Samaritan Hospital Plan to Slash Vital RN Positions and Undermine Patient Safety

Nurses Protest Good Samaritan Hospital Plan to Slash Vital RN Positions and Undermine Patient Safety

Nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital will conduct a candlelight vigil today to alert the public to concerns over proposed cuts to critical hospital staff. The hospital plans to eliminate the position of charge nurse, who is responsible for overseeing the flow of the unit and troubleshooting patient care issues, the California Nurses Association, who represents RNs at the facility, announced today. There are currently 52 charge nurses, who are among the most experienced and seasoned RNs in the unit. —California Nurses Association, 11/25/13 More »

Nurses Protest Eroding Patient Care Standards at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

Nurses Protest Eroding Patient Care Standards at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

Registered Nurses at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (STCH) will hold a candlelight vigil to protest eroding patient care conditions and management’s unwillingness to take serious action at the bargaining table to rectify those conditions. Safe patient care has been a key focus in contract negotiations between Sutter management and the nurses who voted in March 2012 to affiliate with the California Nurses Association,the state’s largest organization of RNs. —California Nurses Association, 11/19/13 More »

UC RNs Welcome New 4-Year Pact Protecting Retirement Security, Stopping Concession Demands

UC RNs Welcome New 4-Year Pact Protecting Retirement Security, Stopping Concession Demands

At a time of increasing employer demands for sweeping concessions on retirement security, especially for public workers, registered nurses working at University of California hospitals and student health centers today welcomed a tentative pact with University officials that secures nurses’ retirement as well as achieving important gains. In addition to rebuffing UC demands for substantial cuts in in pensions and retiree health coverage for RNs – especially a demand for a two-tier proposal with huge cuts in pensions for newly hired RNs – the nurses also won significant improvements, including across the board pay increases of 16 percent over four years, plus up to 8 percent more in longevity steps for most RNs. —California Nurses Association, 11/18/13 More »

Seniors, Nurses and Community Members March to Save Manteca-Kaiser Hospital

Seniors, Nurses and Community Members March to Save Manteca-Kaiser Hospital

Nurses, Kaiser patients and other concerned community members will march in Manteca, CA tomorrow to protest service cuts at Manteca-Kaiser Hospital. Senior citizens have been particularly hard hit by the reduction of vital services and have played an active role in organizing tomorrow’s march. While Kaiser's Northern California membership has grown by more than 21,000 new members, and Manteca membership continues to grow, Kaiser has closed an entire hospital floor at Kaiser Manteca, greatly reducing the number of hospital beds. As a result, the Emergency Room cannot admit many people to the hospital and every month hundreds of patients are transferred to Modesto and Stockton against their wishes. —California Nurses Association, 11/14/13 More »

Families and RNs Rally to Save Only Kaiser Pediatric Hospital Services for Southern Alameda County

Families and RNs Rally to Save Only Kaiser Pediatric Hospital Services for Southern Alameda County

Families, community members and nurses will hold an informational picket to protest Kaiser’s planned closure of the in-house pediatrics unit at Kaiser Hayward slated for November 17. Kaiser Hayward pediatrics unit serves over 1,800 families a year, and more than 100,000 children in the tri-city area. This closure will force families with children who need to be hospitalized to drive to Oakland, Santa Clara, or Roseville, and will affect all families with children under age 18 from Hayward, Fremont, Union City, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, and Castro Valley. —California Nurses Association, 11/13/13 More »

Vigil Planned Wednesday Evening Outside Kaiser Manteca to Show Community Concern for Ongoing Service

Vigil Planned Wednesday Evening Outside Kaiser Manteca to Show Community Concern for Ongoing Service

Seniors and Nurses Pledge to Fight for Hospital’s Survival After Meeting with Kaiser Executives. Local Kaiser patients and the registered nurses who care for them will hold a vigil Wednesday outside the Kaiser Manteca Medical Center to show their concern for ongoing service cuts at the facility. The vigil follows yesterday’s protest by seniors and RNs outside Kaiser’s headquarters in downtown Oakland. A delegation of seniors, who traveled from Manteca accompanied by RNs represented by the California Nurses Association, met with Kaiser’s top executives. After executives promised only to assess the situation not restore services, seniors pledged to continue to push for the services they are entitled to. —California Nurses Association, 11/06/13 More »

Seniors and Nurses Pledge to Fight for Survival of Kaiser Manteca After Meeting With Kaiser Execs

Seniors and Nurses Pledge to Fight for Survival of Kaiser Manteca After Meeting With Kaiser Execs

More than sixty Manteca seniors arrived at Kaiser Permanente headquarters in downtown Oakland today to protest the corporation’s withdrawal of vital services at Kaiser Hospital in Manteca. The seniors, many holding pictures of loved ones who are too ill to travel or have passed away, shared accounts of how they and family members have been harmed by Kaiser’s policy of cutting and denying services in Manteca and rerouting patients to Modesto and beyond. —California Nurses Association, 11/04/13 More »

Seniors and Nurses Head for Kaiser Headquarters Monday

Seniors and Nurses Head for Kaiser Headquarters Monday

Calling on Kaiser to Reverse Closure of Hospital in Manteca. Closure is part of pattern of HMO’s new model of care, limiting access to hospital and nursing care. On Monday, fifty seniors will travel from Manteca to Kaiser’s headquarters in downtown Oakland to protest the corporation’s withdrawal of vital services at Kaiser Hospital in Manteca. The seniors will bring photographs of their loved ones who have been harmed by Kaiser’s policy of cutting and denying services in Manteca and rerouting patients to Modesto and beyond. —California Nurses Association, 11/01/13 More »

Informational Picketing at UC Hospitals Friday morning

Informational Picketing at UC Hospitals Friday morning

Registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other professional employees will be picketing in front of the five University of California Medical Centers located in Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento San Diego, and San Francisco Friday morning, November 1 to protest UC’s threat to implement take-away proposals against thousands of long serving employees. The research and technical units represented by University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America (UPTE-CWA) at UC voted by more than 92 percent to give the union strike authorization, after months of bargaining to beat back the employer’s proposals that include severe cuts to pay and benefits. —California Nurses Association, 10/31/13 More »

Nurses Protest Kaiser at Warriors Game-Members Shouldn’t Have to Jump Through Hoops to Get Care

Nurses Protest Kaiser at Warriors Game-Members Shouldn’t Have to Jump Through Hoops to Get Care

OAKLAND-Registered nurses dressed in red scrubs, parents, and children will be protesting Kaiser Permanente’s elimination of essential patient services Wednesday evening at the Golden State Warriors opening game of the season. The nurses are demanding that Kaiser return to their fundamental mission of delivering quality patient care to the community. Kaiser is one of the major corporate sponsors of the Warriors. Kaiser has been reducing inpatient hospital services and RN staffing in its hospitals. On Nov.17, Kaiser will be closing all of their inpatient pediatric services serving southern Alameda County. The unit serves over 1,800 families a year, and more than 100,000 children in the tri-city area receive healthcare from the facility. More »

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