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Yes on Proposition 61 Campaign Thanks Californians for Valiant Effort in Fight for Lower Drug Prices

Yes on Proposition 61 Campaign Thanks Californians for Valiant Effort in Fight for Lower Drug Prices

SACRAMENTO, CA – Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices today thanked their key supporters and California voters for their valiant efforts to bring the battle for lower drug prices to Big Pharma’s doorstep. —California Nurses Association, 11/09/16 More »

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Returns to California to Campaign for Prop 61

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Returns to California to Campaign for Prop 61

Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices announced today that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, in partnership with the California Nurses Association, will speak at two public rallies in California on Monday, November 7. Sanders will appear in downtown Los Angeles in Pershing Square at 10:30AM and at a second rally in Sacramento at the California State Capitol that afternoon at 1:00PM. 
 —California Nurses Association, 11/07/16 More »

Kindred Hospital – Baldwin Park RNs Vote by 90% to Join California Nurses Association

Kindred Hospital – Baldwin Park RNs Vote by 90% to Join California Nurses Association

By a sweeping 90 percent margin, registered nurses at Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park voted Tuesday night to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state’s largest nurses union. —California Nurses Association, 11/02/16 More »

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses Rally to Illuminate Need for Safe Staffing

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses Rally to Illuminate Need for Safe Staffing

Nurses, families, and community members will gather on Wednesday, Nov. 2, for an evening rally to “shine a light on the need for safe staffing” at Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH)—releasing 94 illuminated balloons representing the 94 registered nurse positions at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 11/01/16 More »

California Nurses Association/NNU Wins Nation-Leading Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence

California Nurses Association/NNU Wins Nation-Leading Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence

Thanks to the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, California is enacting the nation’s strongest regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. —California Nurses Association, 11/01/16 More »

Nurses Celebrate California’s New Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses Celebrate California’s New Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) today voted unanimously to approve nation-leading regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/16 More »

Nurses Vote Unanimously to Ratify Contract With San Leandro Hospital

Nurses Vote Unanimously to Ratify Contract With San Leandro Hospital

Registered nurses at San Leandro Hospital voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/19/16 More »

Nurses Rally to Support Passage of Regulations Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses Rally to Support Passage of Regulations Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

On Thursday Oct. 20, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) will conduct a vote on whether to adopt finalized regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings—and dozens of nurses will be gathering to support the regulations passing. —California Nurses Association, 10/19/16 More »

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Hosts San Francisco Rally for Lower Drug Price Initiative

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Hosts San Francisco Rally for Lower Drug Price Initiative

Wrapping up the first week of early voting, Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices announced today that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear in San Francisco at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Saturday —Roger Salazar, Spokesperson, Yes on Prop 61, 10/14/16 More »

Nurses at San Leandro Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Nurses at San Leandro Hospital Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Registered nurses at San Leandro Hospital have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that extends safe patient care standards, strengthens nurse recruitment and retention, and improves educational opportunities for RNs, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/14/16 More »

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Hosts LA Rally for Lower Drug Price Initiative, Yes on Prop 61

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Hosts LA Rally for Lower Drug Price Initiative, Yes on Prop 61

Wrapping up the first week of early voting, Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices announced today that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon —Roger Salazar, Spokesperson, Yes on Prop 61, 10/13/16 More »

New RN Report: Pharma CEOs Reaped $2.8 Billion Last Year While Implementing Massive Price Hikes

New RN Report: Pharma CEOs Reaped $2.8 Billion Last Year While Implementing Massive Price Hikes

Top pharmaceutical executives are making billions of dollars in compensation while implementing skyrocketing price increases for essential medications, according a new research report released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 10/10/16 More »

Yes on Prop. 61: Veterans, Nurses and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference in San Francisco

Yes on Prop. 61: Veterans, Nurses and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference in San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim will join Veterans; Co-President of the California Nurses Association Deborah Burger, and others at a press conference where they will rally supporters to stand up against the pharmaceutical giants. —California Nurses Association, 10/10/16 More »

Nurses at Alameda Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

Nurses at Alameda Hospital Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

Registered nurses at Alameda Hospital in Alameda, Calif. voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/07/16 More »

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo Vote to Reject Phillips 66 Oil Train Project, Cite Public Safety

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo Vote to Reject Phillips 66 Oil Train Project, Cite Public Safety

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today welcomed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission vote Wednesday to reject a controversial Phillips 66 proposal to transport millions of gallons of crude tar sands oil through the county by rail every week. —California Nurses Association, 10/06/16 More »

New Nurses’ Research Report on Prop 61 - How Big Pharma Manipulates Patent Laws to Protect Profits

New Nurses’ Research Report on Prop 61 - How Big Pharma Manipulates Patent Laws to Protect Profits

Major pharmaceutical corporations exploit patent law, including with minor variations on existing drugs, to protect and expand their windfall profits, according to the latest in a series of research reports released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 10/04/16 More »

NLRB Moves Forward with Another Massive Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS

NLRB Moves Forward with Another Massive Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS

Registered nurses across the nation welcome the National Labor Relations Board Office of General Counsel's decision to move forward with yet another massive consolidated complaint against healthcare giant Community Health Systems, and for the first time, Quorum Health Corporation, for numerous alleged labor violations, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 09/29/16 More »

San Joaquin County Registered Nurses Vote Enthusiastically to Ratify New Contract

San Joaquin County Registered Nurses Vote Enthusiastically to Ratify New Contract

Registered nurses voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a new contract covering the 600 RNs working at San Joaquin General Hospital and throughout the San Joaquin County Health Service Agency, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 09/29/16 More »

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

Antelope Valley Hospital Nurses To Strike Wednesday Sept. 28

With contract talks still stalled, Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) nurses will strike today, Wednesday, Sept. 28, the California Nurses Association announced. —California Nurses Association, 09/28/16 More »

Huge Win for Patients – Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Protect Patients in ‘Observation’ Settings

Huge Win for Patients – Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Protect Patients in ‘Observation’ Settings

In a huge victory for patients subject to lesser protections in some hospital settings, and economic sticker shock when then transferred to a nursing home, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday afternoon to substantially reform the use of “observation status” by California hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 09/27/16 More »

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