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Nurses Strengthen Patient Advocacy, Retain Experienced RNs In New Contract With USC- Verdugo Hills

Nurses Strengthen Patient Advocacy, Retain Experienced RNs In New Contract With USC- Verdugo Hills

Registered nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a first union contract with hospital management, culminating a yearlong campaign persuading the University of Southern California to invest in patient care improvements at the hospital. The agreement includes contract protections for nurses to advocate for improved patient care, as well as wage and benefit improvements to enhance recruitment and retention at the hospital. —National Nurses United, 04/23/15 More »

Salinas Nurses Hold March and Vigil to Protest Hospital’s Staffing Cuts

Salinas Nurses Hold March and Vigil to Protest Hospital’s Staffing Cuts

More than 150 registered nurses, their families and supporters are expected to attend a march and candlelight vigil Thursday to protest worsening patient care conditions at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and a proposal by management to reduce nurse staffing levels. —California Nurses Association, 04/22/15 More »

New Date for First Hearing on California Bill to Hold Hospitals Accountable on Charity Care

New Date for First Hearing on California Bill to Hold Hospitals Accountable on Charity Care

A hearing on legislation to hold California non-profit hospitals accountable on how much charity care and community benefit services they provide in return for their tax-exempt status has been postponed a week – to Wednesday, April 29. —California Nurses Association, 04/21/15 More »

Henry Mayo Newhall RNs Announce May 1 Strike Date

Henry Mayo Newhall RNs Announce May 1 Strike Date

With hospital administrators continuing to toe a hard line in contract talks Monday, registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia called for a one-day strike Friday, May 1, joining more than 6,400 registered nurses – including over 2,300 in Los Angeles County – who have also announced plans to be on strike that week. —California Nurses Association, 04/21/15 More »

Will California Finally Demand Non-Profit Hospitals Meet Their Obligation on Providing Charity Care?

Will California Finally Demand Non-Profit Hospitals Meet Their Obligation on Providing Charity Care?

California state senators will get their first look Wednesday at this year’s version of legislation that would finally require non-profit hospital giants to live up to their obligation on provision of charity care and community benefit programs in return for the windfall in taxpayer funded revenues they receive in return for their tax exempt status. —California Nurses Association, 04/20/15 More »

Thousands of RNs to Strike 9 California, Illinois Hospitals; Cite Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

Thousands of RNs to Strike 9 California, Illinois Hospitals; Cite Staffing, Patient Care Concerns

More than 6,400 registered nurses will hold either a one or two-day strike April 30 and May 1 at eight California hospitals, as well as at a major Chicago hospital. RNs are calling on hospitals to stop endangering patients by implementing safe staffing levels and taking steps to retain experienced RNs. They are also demanding policies that give RNs a stronger voice in patient care delivery. —National Nurses United, 04/20/15 More »

Olympia Medical Center RNs Speak Out Against Hospital Schedule Changes That Threaten Retention

Olympia Medical Center RNs Speak Out Against Hospital Schedule Changes That Threaten Retention

Registered Nurses at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles will gather Monday, April 20 for a candlelight vigil, speaking out against a management demand for unilateral changes in work schedules—in violation of their present contract—that they say could prompt many RNs to leave, depriving patients of access to experienced RNs. —California Nurses Association, 04/17/15 More »

Jackson Park Hospital RNs send years’ worth of unsafe staffing complaints to regulatory agencies

Jackson Park Hospital RNs send years’ worth of unsafe staffing complaints to regulatory agencies

The registered nurses of Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center (JPH), on Chicago’s South Side, are taking a stand for their patients on Thursday, at a press conference announcing that years’ worth of forms documenting unsafe staffing and dangerous patient care conditions—long ignored by administration—will be delivered to the Illinois Department of Public Health and other regulatory agencies. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Illinois, 04/15/15 More »

RNs Call for Accountability Standards on Non-Profit Hospital Charity Care

RNs Call for Accountability Standards on Non-Profit Hospital Charity Care

Will California finally require non-profit hospital giants to live up to their obligation on provision of charity care and community benefit programs in return for the windfall in taxpayer funded revenues they receive in return for their tax exempt status? —California Nurses Association, 04/14/15 More »

Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Plan Informational Picket Thursday, April 16 from 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Newton Wellesley Hospital Nurses Plan Informational Picket Thursday, April 16 from 2 – 4:30 p.m.

The registered nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital, who are negotiating a new contract with Partners Health Care, will conduct an informational picket outside the Wellesley-based hospital on April 16 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. to protest efforts by Partners to boost its multi-million dollar profits margin by cutting patients access to appropriate nursing care. —Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, 04/14/15 More »

RNs Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road, Sole Alameda County Residential Rehab Center for Teens

RNs Call on Sutter to Keep Open Thunder Road, Sole Alameda County Residential Rehab Center for Teens

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, 04/13/15 More »

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 »

Vigils at Legislative Offices in 25 Cities - April 8

Vigils at Legislative Offices in 25 Cities - April 8

With Americans marking the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just days earlier, a broad coalition of registered nurses, organized labor, anti-AIDS advocates, college students, clergy, and other community activists will converge on 25 U.S. cities Wednesday to amplify the call for a Wall Street financial transactions tax to reverse the country’s crippling inequality. —National Nurses United, 04/06/15 More »

Nurses Join Military on Mission to 11 Countries to Provide Humanitarian Aid

Nurses Join Military on Mission to 11 Countries to Provide Humanitarian Aid

Nurse volunteers with Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a disaster relief project of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Foundation, will embark this week upon the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), a Military Sealift Command ship, joining military personnel and health care professionals, engineers and environmental experts for a humanitarian mission that includes mission stops in 11 countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. —RN Response Network, 04/03/15 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 »

Norwood Hospital RNs and Supporters to Hold a “Help Nurses Care for the Community” Rally 4/1

Norwood Hospital RNs and Supporters to Hold a “Help Nurses Care for the Community” Rally 4/1

Norwood, Mass. -- The registered nurses working at Norwood Hospital, and supporters will hold a community rally on Wednesday, April 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to call attention to the nurses’ hopes of protecting and advancing patient care at the hospital. The rally will be held at the Aaron Guild Park near the hospital inside Washington, Central and Guild Streets in Norwood. —Massachusetts Nurses Association , 03/30/15 More »

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