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Attorney General Hearings on Fate of Four Bay Area Daughters of Charity Hospitals Start Wednesday

Attorney General Hearings on Fate of Four Bay Area Daughters of Charity Hospitals Start Wednesday

Registered nurses from Daughters of Charity hospitals throughout the greater Bay Area will hold rallies prior to hearings and then testify to share findings from an impact report released mid-December, by CNA/NNU outlining the crucial healthcare services that would be lost in the event of hospital closures. —California Nurses Association, 01/04/15 More »

First Attorney General Hearings on Fate of Daughters of Charity Hospitals Begin in LA Monday

First Attorney General Hearings on Fate of Daughters of Charity Hospitals Begin in LA Monday

Registered nurses from Daughters of Charity hospitals will give testimony at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday Jan 5, and Tuesday Jan. 6 respectively in their continued fight to save their hospitals and preserve essential patient care services in their communities. —California Nurses Association, 01/04/15 More »

Registered Nurses Welcome First Contract at Community Hospital Long Beach

Registered Nurses Welcome First Contract at Community Hospital Long Beach

Yesterday registered nurses voted to approve their first ever collective bargaining agreement at Community Hospital Long Beach. At a time when many labor contracts are premised on substantial cuts in workplace and living standards for nurses and other workers, the RNs successfully negotiated an agreement that represents improvements in their existing standards. —California Nurses Association, 12/31/14 More »

Attorney General to Hold Daughters of Charity Hearings Jan 5-9 in LA and Bay Area

Attorney General to Hold Daughters of Charity Hearings Jan 5-9 in LA and Bay Area

Registered nurses from Daughters of Charity hospitals are mobilizing en masse to public hearings next week, in their continued fight to save their hospitals and preserve essential patient care services in their communities, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) who represents 1,800 nurses at four of the hospitals announced today. —California Nurses Association, 12/30/14 More »

Tentative Contract for 3,000 Tenet RNs Protects Health Coverage, Improves Retirement Security

Tentative Contract for 3,000 Tenet RNs Protects Health Coverage, Improves Retirement Security

Registered nurses at six Tenet Health hospitals from Northern to Southern California are voting this week on a new four-year agreement with the hospital system that protects health coverage and provides for pension and economic gains. More »

RNs to Hold Vigil at O’Connor Hospital - Today 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

RNs to Hold Vigil at O’Connor Hospital - Today 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

With growing concern over the threatened closure of hospitals in the San Jose and Los Angeles metro areas, registered nurses will hold a vigil Friday afternoon at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose to urge state officials to take the steps needed to preserve the hospitals for public safety. More »

San Bernardino Nurses Head to Board of Supervisors Next Week

San Bernardino Nurses Head to Board of Supervisors Next Week

Following a two day walkout at San Bernardino County’s Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and County clinics, registered nurses will call on the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors next Tuesday to press the Board to commit the resources needed to address the critical staffing retention issues at the County. —California Nurses Association, 12/10/14 More »

Strike by San Bernardino RNs Begins Today - Rally at 12 Noon

Strike by San Bernardino RNs Begins Today - Rally at 12 Noon

A two day walkout by registered nurses who work at San Bernardino County’s Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and county clinics is on after county officials in 11th hour bargaining Monday night refused to resolve the key problems that have led to the loss of many experienced RNs and have put quality care for community residents at risk. More »

Strike by San Bernardino RNs to Begin Tuesday

Strike by San Bernardino RNs to Begin Tuesday

Registered nurses who work at San Bernardino County’s Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and clinics across the county remain on track to begin a two-day strike Tuesday after county officials lost two court efforts Friday and earlier today to enjoin the walkout. —California Nurses Association, 12/08/14 More »

Nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Ready to Strike to Stop Erosion in Patient Care Standards

Nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Ready to Strike to Stop Erosion in Patient Care Standards

Registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) authorized a strike, if necessary, to protest management's refusal to address issues that are fundamental to quality patient care at the facility and answer basic questions regarding their proposed restructuring plan. —California Nurses Association, 12/05/14 More »

Nurses Call on Federal and State Govs to Follow California Mandate of Highest Ebola Safeguards

Nurses Call on Federal and State Govs to Follow California Mandate of Highest Ebola Safeguards

National Nurses United today called on the U.S. Government and other states to follow the landmark mandatory safeguards established by California to protect nurses, other health workers, and the public from the threat of the deadly Ebola virus. More »

New CA Ebola Mandate Inspired by NNU Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets Nat. Model for Highest Protection

New CA Ebola Mandate Inspired by NNU Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets Nat. Model for Highest Protection

Following a worldwide day of actions of 100,000 registered nurses and health workers demanding substantial improvements in safeguards for the deadly Ebola virus, California officials have announced landmark mandatory Ebola guidelines that should be a model for federal and state action for all U.S. hospitals, National Nurses United said today. —National Nurses United, 11/14/14 More »

100,000 RNs to Join Global Ebola Awareness Day Actions Wednesday with Vigils, Rallies, Strikes

100,000 RNs to Join Global Ebola Awareness Day Actions Wednesday with Vigils, Rallies, Strikes

From California to Florida, from the Philippines to Ireland, 100,000 registered nurses are expected to join a wave of actions to call attention to eroding patient care standards in the U.S. and globally that are symbolized by inadequate preparedness for fighting the Ebola virus. —National Nurses United, 11/11/14 More »

Nov. 12 - White House Vigil, Rallies, RN Strikes, Pickets, Actions in 16 States

Nov. 12 - White House Vigil, Rallies, RN Strikes, Pickets, Actions in 16 States

Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S. states and the District of Columbia – with possible support actions globally – as National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation’s hospitals. —National Nurses United, 11/11/14 More »

Strikes by Kaiser, Tracy, Watsonville RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions

Strikes by Kaiser, Tracy, Watsonville RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions

Two-day strikes starting Tuesday that affect nearly 20,000 registered nurses at 86 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics, a Sutter hospital in Tracy, and Watsonville Community Hospital kicking off a wave of protests at 15 states and the District of Columbia over eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals. —National Nurses United, 11/10/14 More »

Talks Stall as Strike Nears for 18,000 Kaiser RNs

Talks Stall as Strike Nears for 18,000 Kaiser RNs

With strikes and other protest actions fast approaching, talks between registered nurses and one of the nation’s biggest hospital and insurance chains Kaiser Permanente stalled Thursday setting the stage for a strike by 18,000 Kaiser RNs Tuesday November 11 kicking off a historic international day of actions on Wednesday, November 12. More »

CA Nurses Launch ‘Yes on 45’ Radio Ads: ‘Real Nurses’ Support Limit on Insurance Abuses

CA Nurses Launch ‘Yes on 45’ Radio Ads: ‘Real Nurses’ Support Limit on Insurance Abuses

Taking issue with the $57 million deceptive advertising campaign by the state’s biggest insurance giants, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United has begun a broad radio campaign to inform voters that “real nurses” support Proposition 45 to rein in excessive insurance increases that put patients at risk. —California Nurses Association, 10/31/14 More »

University of California RNs to Speak Out on Inadequate Ebola Prep. at University Medical Centers

University of California RNs to Speak Out on Inadequate Ebola Prep. at University Medical Centers

Registered nurses at University of California medical centers will hold speak outs Tuesday and Wednesday to alert the public that UC hospitals, now being promoted as priority hospitals for treating any potential Ebola patients in California, are far from prepared, according to the frontline RNs. —California Nurses Association, 10/27/14 More »

National Nurses Statement on New CDC Ebola Guidelines

National Nurses Statement on New CDC Ebola Guidelines

National Nurses United today welcomed the call in the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “rigorous and repeated training” for nurses and other health workers responding to the Ebola virus as NNU has been urging for two months, but said some substantial questions and concerns remain. —National Nurses United, 10/21/14 More »

Nurses to Meet with California Gov. Tuesday, Seek to Make CA a National Model for Ebola Protections

Nurses to Meet with California Gov. Tuesday, Seek to Make CA a National Model for Ebola Protections

Will California, the world’s 8th largest economy, set a national standard for the U.S. and beyond on the highest safety standards and protocols for confronting the deadly Ebola virus? That’s the proposal leaders of the National Nurses United and California Nurses Association will make to California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday morning. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/14 More »

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