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Sutter Roseville, Tracy RNs Approve New Pacts

Sutter Roseville, Tracy RNs Approve New Pacts

Registered nurses at two more Sutter hospitals, Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Sutter Tracy Tuesday voted to approve new collective bargaining agreements with the big Northern California hospital chain that provide for economic gains, and for Tracy RNs, their first ever union contract. —California Nurses Association, 12/23/15 More »

Holiday Cheer in Auburn RNs at Sutter Auburn Faith Approve New Pact

Holiday Cheer in Auburn RNs at Sutter Auburn Faith Approve New Pact

Registered nurses at Sutter Auburn Faith voted by 96% Monday to approve a new four year contract agreement that will provide substantial economic gains while rebuffing hospital demands for cuts in health coverage, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. RNs at Sutter Roseville and Sutter Tracy are voting on new contract proposals today. The pacts cover 1,000 RNs at Sutter Roseville, 340 RNs at Sutter Auburn Faith and some 200 RNs at Sutter Tracy, who are among 7,000 RNs represented by CNA at Sutter hospitals. Tracy RNs are voting on their first ever collective bargaining contract. —California Nurses Association, 12/22/15 More »

Breakthrough at Sutter – Tentative Pact for RNs at Sutter Roseville, Auburn Faith, Tracy Hospitals

Breakthrough at Sutter – Tentative Pact for RNs at Sutter Roseville, Auburn Faith, Tracy Hospitals

Registered nurses have settled long contract disputes with tentative contract agreements at three Northern California Sutter Health hospitals in Auburn, Roseville, and Tracy, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today that included major economic improvements for the nurses, withdrawal of concession demands, and the first ever contract for Sutter Tracy RNs. The pacts cover 1,000 RNs at Sutter Roseville, 240 RNs at Sutter Auburn Faith and some 200 RNs at Sutter Tracy, who are among 7,000 RNs represented by CNA at Sutter hospitals throughout Northern and Central California. Nurses will hold membership meetings Monday and Tuesday next week to vote on the accords. —California Nurses Association, 12/17/15 More »

Cal/OSHA Public Hearing on Workplace Violence Prevention Thursday, Dec. 17, Sacramento

Cal/OSHA Public Hearing on Workplace Violence Prevention Thursday, Dec. 17, Sacramento

With state regulators close to putting the final touches on rules to prevent workplace violence in hospitals, nurses from throughout California, members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, will testify at the Cal/OSHA Standard's Board public hearing this Thursday in Sacramento, to urge regulators to pass the regulations as soon as possible. The new regulations are mandated by legislation, SB 1299, the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act, sponsored by CNA last year and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Thursday's public hearing on the proposed regulations marks the conclusion of a 45-day written comment period on the new regulations. —California Nurses Association, 12/16/15 More »

From Paris to Los Angeles The Climate Crisis is a Public Health Crisis

From Paris to Los Angeles The Climate Crisis is a Public Health Crisis

Nurses and environmental activists will converge for an action in downtown Los Angeles today to demand a global agreement that reduces greenhouse gas pollution and supports a sustainable energy future at United Nations Climate Summit, COP21, that began Monday in Paris. Organizers predict that the Los Angeles climate action will be even larger than expected since the French government prohibited the mass mobilizations that were planned in Paris on the eve of the summit, citing the heightened security situation. —California Nurses Association, 12/03/15 More »

San Bernardino County Nurses Voice Concern, Support For the Wounded, and Others Affected in Shooting

San Bernardino County Nurses Voice Concern, Support For the Wounded, and Others Affected in Shooting

Registered nurses who work at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and other San Bernardino County health facilities late today voiced concern and support for those wounded and other county workers affected by the nation’s latest mass shooting. —California Nurses Association, 12/02/15 More »

CA Nurses: Elect Gavin Newsom as Our Next Governor

CA Nurses: Elect Gavin Newsom as Our Next Governor

Before an ecstatic audience of 1,000 registered nurses, California’s largest organization of nurses today announced its endorsement of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to be the state’s next Governor. —California Nurses Association, 12/02/15 More »

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to Address Hundreds of RNs at Los Angeles Conference Wednesday, December 2

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to Address Hundreds of RNs at Los Angeles Conference Wednesday, December 2

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will welcome and address more than 700 registered nurses from across California and the nation in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, December 1. The nurses, members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United are holding a conference on critical issues affecting nurses and safe patient care including patient advocacy from the bedside to the public arena and how the climate crisis affects public health. —California Nurses Association, 12/01/15 More »

RNs Call on AG Harris to Assure Protection for Patients, Rights for Nurses in Proposed Merger

RNs Call on AG Harris to Assure Protection for Patients, Rights for Nurses in Proposed Merger

The merger would create one of the largest Catholic hospital systems in the country. Providence currently operates 34 hospitals and 500 clinics in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and St. Joseph Health (SJH) runs 16 hospitals in California, New Mexico, and Texas. —California Nurses Association, 11/25/15 More »

Nurses and Environmental Activists Plan Climate Action Convergence in Los Angeles Dec. 3

Nurses and Environmental Activists Plan Climate Action Convergence in Los Angeles Dec. 3

Thousands of nurses and environmental activists will converge in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 3 to demand a global agreement that reduces greenhouse gas pollution and supports a sustainable energy future at the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit, COP21, to be held in Paris next month. —California Nurses Association, 11/19/15 More »

Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers

Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers

Registered nurses will gather at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Thursday to speak out about the UC Medical Center’s failure to provide RNs with legally mandated safe lifting practices, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. —California Nurses Association, 11/18/15 More »

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley

Hundreds of nurses from throughout Northern California will join a student rally at U.C. Berkeley Thursday as part of the Million Student March national day of action, the California Nurses Association announced today. —California Nurses Association, 11/10/15 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

Contra Costa County Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract

In membership meetings held last week, Contra Costa County nurses voted overwhelmingly—by 95 percent—to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today. “Our nurses have shown, with this vote, that what we fought for at the bargaining table was finally achieved,” says Farina Khan, Emergency Department RN. —California Nurses Association, 11/09/15 More »

Nurses Hail Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses Hail Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurses are very pleased with the Cal/OSHA Board's proposed regulations for workplace violence prevention, announced the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. —California Nurses Association, 11/03/15 More »

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Contra Costa County

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Contra Costa County

In a critical breakthrough, after 15 months of bargaining and a recent two-day strike, Contra Costa County nurses have reached a tentative agreement with the County, the California Nurses Association announced today. “We are pleased that the County has listened to nurses, and we feel that this agreement will help us retain the experienced nurses that our patients deserve,” said Kathy Avila, RN. “We’re grateful to all the supporters in the community who stood by us and helped us advocate for better patient care and working conditions.” More »

RNs at Marin General Announce Plans to Strike Nov. 5

RNs at Marin General Announce Plans to Strike Nov. 5

After 10 months of stalled contract negotiations, Marin General Hospital (MGH) nurses have issued a strike notice, for a one-day strike that would, if necessary, take place Thursday, Nov. 5, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. The walkout will involve around 520 registered nurses from MGH. Nurses say they are prepared to strike, if necessary, over patient care and workplace safety issues, which have not been adequately addressed—although the hospital has reported $49 million in profits over the last three years. —California Nurses Association, 10/26/15 More »

Providence Memorial RNs to Hold Protest Wednesday, Oct. 21

Providence Memorial RNs to Hold Protest Wednesday, Oct. 21

To draw attention to issues that would help ensure safe patient care, registered nurses at Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus will hold a protest on Wednesday, October 21, National Nurses United announced today. —California Nurses Association, 10/20/15 More »

Watsonville Council voted unanimously to pass CNA RNs’ “Safe Staffing & Patient Care Resolution.

Watsonville Council voted unanimously to pass CNA RNs’ “Safe Staffing & Patient Care Resolution.

On October 13 2015, the Watsonville City Council voted unanimously to pass CNA RNs’ “Safe Staffing & Patient Care Resolution.” This victory took several months of one-to-one meetings, 3 powerful Speak Outs, and some difficult groundwork by many of our leaders and activists. —California Nurses Association, 10/14/15 More »

Nurses to Testify at Public Hearings on Future of Daughters of Charity Hospitals

Nurses to Testify at Public Hearings on Future of Daughters of Charity Hospitals

At public hearings being held this week on the sale and transfer of six Daughters of Charity Hospitals, registered nurses will urge Attorney General Kamala Harris to include in any agreement governing the sale, a set of core principles that safeguard patient care and preserve vital services. The nurses will testify at the hearings on behalf of the 1800 RNs that work at four of the six DOC facilities and are affiliated with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 10/13/15 More »

Nurses Urge Watsonville City Council to Stand Up for Safe Patient Care

Nurses Urge Watsonville City Council to Stand Up for Safe Patient Care

Registered nurses are urging the Watsonville City Council to pass a resolution Tuesday night that calls on Watsonville Community Hospital to comply with California's safe patient nurse-to-patient ratios law and immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. —California Nurses Association, 10/13/15 More »

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