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Salinas RNs Endorse Community Mediator to Settle Contract Dispute

Salinas RNs Endorse Community Mediator to Settle Contract Dispute

Following 10 months of contentious talks that have failed to produce movement by stubborn hospital officials on demands that registered nurses say would jeopardize patient safety, including a management plan to eliminate about 10 percent of all bedside nurses at the hospital, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital RNs said today that they support a proposal by State Assembly member Luis Alejo for a community mediator to work to resolve the dispute. More »

In Overwhelming Vote, Kaiser RNs OK New Pact

In Overwhelming Vote, Kaiser RNs OK New Pact

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners who work at 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and 65 clinics across Northern and Central California, the largest nurses’ collective bargaining contract in the U.S., have voted to approve a new three-year agreement that provides for substantial improvements in patient care, health and safety protections for nurses, and economic gains. —National Nurses United, 01/26/15 More »

Kaiser RNs Begin Voting on New 3-Year Agreement

Kaiser RNs Begin Voting on New 3-Year Agreement

In membership meetings held across Northern and Central California beginning today, registered nurses and nurse practitioners at 86 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics will vote on a new three year collective bargaining agreement. As the largest RN contract in the U.S., this agreement is expected to elevate nursing standards and workplace conditions across the nation. —California Nurses Association, 01/20/15 More »

Huntington RNs say: “Don’t Silence Our Voice for Patients! Respect Our Labor Rights!”

Huntington RNs say: “Don’t Silence Our Voice for Patients! Respect Our Labor Rights!”

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his belief that union rights are civil rights, clergy, community members and patients from the Pasadena area will gather at an Interfaith Prayer Vigil at Huntington Memorial, January 20 5:30pm to 7:30pm, to urge administration to stop violating the rights of its nurses and allow a fair, free union organizing campaign with the California Nurses Association. —California Nurses Association, 01/19/15 More »

BREAKING - Settlement Ends Kaiser-RN Dispute: RNs Win Stronger Patient Care Voice, New Protections

BREAKING - Settlement Ends Kaiser-RN Dispute: RNs Win Stronger Patient Care Voice, New Protections

With a settlement that is likely to elevate RN standards across the nation, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced a major tentative contract agreement for 18,000 California RNs who work at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will give the RNs a stronger voice on patient care, and breakthrough improvements in workplace protections. —California Nurses Association, 01/17/15 More »

Daughters of Charity RNs, Other Hospital Workers Step Up Call for Sale Approval

Daughters of Charity RNs, Other Hospital Workers Step Up Call for Sale Approval

With a decision from Attorney General Kamala Harris fast approaching, Daughters of Charity registered nurses and other hospital workers will walk the halls of the State Capitol Thursday calling on legislators to encourage the Attorney General to approve the proposed sale of six California Daughters of Charity hospitals to Prime Healthcare. —California Nurses Association, 01/14/15 More »

Kaiser RNs Announce Plans to Strike January 21-22

Kaiser RNs Announce Plans to Strike January 21-22

After months of Kaiser Permanente’s refusal to address the growing erosion of patient care standards, Kaiser RNs will hold a two-day strike January 21 and 22, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced late today. —California Nurses Association, 01/09/15 More »

Nurses Rally Friday at Seton Medical Center – 12 pm

Nurses Rally Friday at Seton Medical Center – 12 pm

DALY CITY/MOSS BEACH— Nurses and community organizations are mobilizing once again Friday at Seton Medical Center (Daly City) and Seton Coastside (Moss Beach), for the fifth and final day of rallies and Attorney General public hearings in support of the proposed sale of six Daughters of Charity hospitals to Prime Healthcare. —California Nurses Association, 01/09/15 More »

Daly City – Nurse Rally, Friday, Noon, Seton Medical Center

Daly City – Nurse Rally, Friday, Noon, Seton Medical Center

DALY CITY/MOSS BEACH— Building on momentum gathered by hundreds of registered nurses who mobilized at Daughters of Charity hospitals earlier this week, nurses and community organizations are turning out again Friday at Seton Medical Center (Daly City) and Seton Coastside (Moss Beach). They will be gathering for the fifth day of rallies and Attorney General public hearings in support of the proposed sale of six Daughters of Charity hospitals to Prime Healthcare. —California Nurses Association, 01/08/15 More »

Gilroy- Nurse Rally, 8:30 a.m., St. Louise Regional Hospital

Gilroy- Nurse Rally, 8:30 a.m., St. Louise Regional Hospital

GILROY— Building on momentum gathered by hundreds of registered nurses who mobilized at hospitals in southern California and San Jose earlier this week, nurses and community organizations are turning out again Thursday at Gilroy's City Hall. They will be gathering for the fourth day of rallies and Attorney General public hearings in support of the proposed sale of six Daughters of Charity hospitals to Prime Healthcare. More »

Public Hearings on Future of Four Bay Area Daughters of Charity Hospitals Start Wednesday

Public Hearings on Future of Four Bay Area Daughters of Charity Hospitals Start Wednesday

Registered nurses and community organizations are turning out for a third day of rallies and public hearings to support the proposed sale of six Daughters of Charity hospitals to Prime Healthcare, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 01/06/15 More »

TODAY 8:00 a.m. St. Vincents, Rally-Daughters of Charity Hearing Day 2

TODAY 8:00 a.m. St. Vincents, Rally-Daughters of Charity Hearing Day 2

Daughters of Charity RNs will continue to hold rallies and testify in support of saving vital healthcare services in their communities, voiced by those who know first-hand what's at stake. The second hearing will take place today at St. Vincent's Medical Center located in downtown Los Angeles. — St. Vincent Medical Center Rally at 8:00 a.m., Hearing at 10:00 a.m. More »

With Congress Set to Green Light Keystone XL Pipeline, Nurses Urge President to Reject KXL

With Congress Set to Green Light Keystone XL Pipeline, Nurses Urge President to Reject KXL

Citing continuing concerns about the threat to public health, National Nurses United today urged the Obama Administration to formally reject the permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, not just rely on a possible veto of legislation expected to pass in the new Congress. —National Nurses United, 01/06/15 More »

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 »

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