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Nurses Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road Teen Treatment Center

Nurses Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road Teen Treatment Center

Registered nurses are calling on the wealthy Sutter corporation to keep open an endangered residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers, including those from low income families. —California Nurses Association, 04/09/15 More »

Henry Mayo Valencia Vigil Thursday 5 p.m.

Henry Mayo Valencia Vigil Thursday 5 p.m.

Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia will hold a vigil late Thursday afternoon to protest demands by the hospital administration for significant cuts in nurses’ legal rights and the hospital’s delays for talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. More »

California Nurses Join National Day of Action Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

California Nurses Join National Day of Action Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Registered nurses and community activists will hold a vigil and petition California congress members Wednesday, April 8 to highlight the call for a small tax on Wall Street speculation, the Robin Hood Tax, that would help raise the revenue needed to fulfill the goals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for social and economic justice in our nation. —California Nurses Association, 04/07/15 More »

Labor Board Throws Out Sutter Memorial Election Citing Hospital’s Coercion, Trampling of RN Rights

Labor Board Throws Out Sutter Memorial Election Citing Hospital’s Coercion, Trampling of RN Rights

The federal board that oversees labor-management relations has thrown out the flawed union election last June at Sutter Memorial Medical Center in Modesto citing a pattern of coercion and other actions by hospital officials that violated the rights of registered nurses who were considering affiliation with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 04/02/15 More »

Today, 6 p.m.- RNs Form “RN Safety Patrol” to Protect  Co-workers at Dangerous Intersection

Today, 6 p.m.- RNs Form “RN Safety Patrol” to Protect Co-workers at Dangerous Intersection

Registered Nurses at Las Palmas Medical Center are calling on the hospital to protect its employees after several were hit by vehicles while trying to cross the street to get to work from the employee parking lot, according to the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 04/01/15 More »

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

On Wed. April 1, registered nurses will rally in front of the Harris State Building, to share personal stories of workplace violence—and to voice continued support for the highest level of protections, as new California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) hospital workplace violence regulations move through their final public hearing. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/15 More »

State Fines Sutter/Alta Bates $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients

State Fines Sutter/Alta Bates $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has fined Sutter corporation’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center $71,275 for willful safety violations for placing two dozen suspected tuberculosis patients in airborne isolation rooms that were inoperable, potentially exposing scores of staff, other patients, and visitors to exposure for TB or other serious infectious diseases. —California Nurses Association, 03/24/15 More »

RNs from Affinity Medical Center to Testify to City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

RNs from Affinity Medical Center to Testify to City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Affinity Medical Center, at a Massillon City Council meeting Monday night. The RNs are seeking the Council's support in demanding that Affinity Medical Center take immediate steps to improve patient care conditions at the hospital. —National Nurses Organizing Committee , 03/16/15 More »

RNs at Watsonville Community Hospital to Testify at  City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

RNs at Watsonville Community Hospital to Testify at City Council on Unsafe Patient Care Conditions

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night. The RNs are seeking the Council's support in demanding that Watsonville Community Hospital take immediate steps to restore patient care conditions at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 03/10/15 More »

RNs Warn Fast Track, Trade Deals Threat to Public Health

RNs Warn Fast Track, Trade Deals Threat to Public Health

Warning of a significant threat to public health, delegations of California registered nurses will hold a press conference in Sacramento Tuesday morning, and visit district offices of several key Congress members, to emphasize their opposition to “fast track” authority for the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. —California Nurses Association, 03/09/15 More »

RNs Warn Safety Standards Eroding at Kaiser LA Medical Center

RNs Warn Safety Standards Eroding at Kaiser LA Medical Center

Registered nurses from Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) rallied outside the hospital March 5, to call attention to what they view as eroding conditions for their patients. —California Nurses Association, 03/05/15 More »

Sutter Roseville RNs Picketed Hospital Today in Protest Over Safe Staffing

Sutter Roseville RNs Picketed Hospital Today in Protest Over Safe Staffing

ROSEVILLE—Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center held an informational picket today, Thursday, March 5, over ongoing concerns regarding staffing and patient care that RNs say hospital officials have refused to address. —California Nurses Association, 03/05/15 More »

Sutter Roseville RNs To Picket Hospital Thursday, Protest Over Safe Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Sutter Roseville RNs To Picket Hospital Thursday, Protest Over Safe Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Registered nurses at Sutter Roseville Medical Center will hold an informational picket Thursday, March 5, over ongoing concerns regarding staffing and patient care that hospital officials have refused to address, RNs say. —California Nurses Association, 03/04/15 More »

Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital Unanimously Ratify New Contract

Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital Unanimously Ratify New Contract

The Registered Nurses at Oroville Hospital unanimously ratified a new contract yesterday that strengthens the voice of nurses in improving the quality of patient care, including safe staffing. —California Nurses Association, 03/03/15 More »

Electronic Records System Failure at Antelope Valley Hospital Prompts Nurses’ Concerns for Patient

Electronic Records System Failure at Antelope Valley Hospital Prompts Nurses’ Concerns for Patient

Registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Ca have asked the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to investigate the failure of an electronic health records system at their hospital last weekend which they say led to the closure of the hospital emergency room and multiple other problems that put patients at risk. —California Nurses Association, 03/02/15 More »

RNs Welcome Senate Bill 483 to Step Up Public Oversight, Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital

RNs Welcome Senate Bill 483 to Step Up Public Oversight, Safety Protections For Patients in Hospital

Senate Bill 483, authored by Sen. Jim Beall and sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, seeks to extend protections for “observation” patients that are provided to other patients in the hospital setting. —California Nurses Association, 03/02/15 More »

In Show of Strength and Unity, Salinas Valley Nurses Persuade Hospital Board to Accept Mediation

In Show of Strength and Unity, Salinas Valley Nurses Persuade Hospital Board to Accept Mediation

Nurses, patients, and community members gave powerful testimony about the hospital’s worsening patient care conditions and the administration’s dangerous and ill-advised restructuring plan, which would remove 10 percent of all bedside nurses at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 02/27/15 More »

Huntington Nurses File for a Historic Union Election

Huntington Nurses File for a Historic Union Election

Nurses at Huntington Memorial Hospital have filed for a union election for the first time in the hospital’s 123-year history. The election date will be determined within the next few weeks. In 2014, nurses reached out to the California Nurses Association (CNA) and started organizing to gain a stronger voice for patient care and working conditions. —California Nurses Association, 02/25/15 More »

RNs: Time to Set Accountability Standards on Charity Care, New Bill Introduced

RNs: Time to Set Accountability Standards on Charity Care, New Bill Introduced

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is again joining with State Senator Bob Wieckowski of Fremont in an effort to require California non-profit hospitals to meet public accountability standards on how much charity care and community benefit services they provide, in exchange for the generous tax benefits they receive in return. —California Nurses Association, 02/24/15 More »

San Mateo County Nurses Contract Improves Patient Care and Strengthens the County Health System

San Mateo County Nurses Contract Improves Patient Care and Strengthens the County Health System

Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement with San Mateo County that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen the County health system. Nurses secured wage improvements that will help retain experienced nurses, added workplace violence protections, and expanded a committee of RNs tasked with addressing patient care concerns, among other gains. —California Nurses Association, 02/23/15 More »

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