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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 »

NNU Convention Delegates Unanimously Re-Affirm Endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President

NNU Convention Delegates Unanimously Re-Affirm Endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President

Meeting in a national convention Saturday, more than 150 National Nurses United delegates from across the U.S. voted unanimously to re-affirm the union’s endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. —National Nurses United, 10/26/15 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 »

Nurses Welcome NLRB Decision to Move Forward with Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS

Nurses Welcome NLRB Decision to Move Forward with 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 a consolidated complaint against Community Health Systems, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 10/20/15 More »

Florida Medical Center RNs to Hold Informational Picket Wednesday

Florida Medical Center RNs to Hold Informational Picket Wednesday

To draw attention to issues that would help ensure safe patient care, registered nurses at Florida Medical Center will hold an informational picket on Wednesday, October 21, National Nurses United announced today. —National Nurses United, 10/20/15 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 »

The Rise of the Labor Movement in Ohio

The Rise of the Labor Movement in Ohio

Join in an afternoon of informative presentations and discussion as we examine the rise of the labor movement in Ohio. All are invited to attend what is sure to be a thought-provoking look at the history of the Ohio labor movement that explores some of the similarities between our past and present-day issues. —National Nurses Organizing Committee - Ohio, 10/15/15 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 »

RNs to March for Bernie Tuesday in Lead Up to Debate

RNs to March for Bernie Tuesday in Lead Up to Debate

Registered nurses from Nevada and other states will hold a colorful march and rally in Las Vegas Tuesday to show their support for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead up to the first debate of Democratic Party presidential candidates. —California Nurses Association, 10/12/15 More »

Nina Pham Joins Infectious Disease Control Expert Sean Kaufman at 2015 MNA Convention in Hyannis

Nina Pham Joins Infectious Disease Control Expert Sean Kaufman at 2015 MNA Convention in Hyannis

A year ago, Nina Pham awoke with a high temperature and drove herself to the hospital. A few days earlier, the registered nurse had learned that one of her patients at TexasHealthPresbyterian Hospital in Dallas had died from an Ebola infection he had carried from Liberia. Now Nina had it too. But her diagnosis was a shock only to the extent that she was the first person to contract Ebola on United States soil. Otherwise, it should not have surprised anyone. —Massachusetts Nurses Association , 10/08/15 More »

Today- Nurse Fired for Union, Patient Advocacy Joins White House Summit on Worker Voice

Today- Nurse Fired for Union, Patient Advocacy Joins White House Summit on Worker Voice

A California registered nurse, fired by a major Los Angeles area hospital for speaking out for union representation and patient protections, will be in the White House Wednesday, is participating in a White House Worker Voice Summit. —National Nurses United, 10/07/15 More »

RNs Call for Congress to Reject Latest Trade Pact

RNs Call for Congress to Reject Latest Trade Pact

National Nurses United today urged Congress members to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership final agreement warning there remains inadequate guarantees to assure patients and consumers will not be harmed by pharmaceutical price gouging. —National Nurses United, 10/05/15 More »

Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout

Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout

Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County remain on track to begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6 after County officials lost court efforts today to enjoin the walkout. —California Nurses Association, 10/02/15 More »

White House Invites Nurse Fired for Speaking Out at Huntington Hospital to National Summit

White House Invites Nurse Fired for Speaking Out at Huntington Hospital to National Summit

Registered nurses will hold a press conference Monday at Pasadena City Hall as a send-off for RN, Allysha Almada, who has been invited by President Obama to participate in the White House Summit on Worker Voice in Washington D.C. on Oct. 7. —California Nurses Association, 10/02/15 More »

RNs Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns as St. Joseph Health/Providence Health Merger Looms

RNs Speak Out on Ethical, Patient Care Concerns as St. Joseph Health/Providence Health Merger Looms

Registered nurses from a council of all nine St. Joseph Health system (SJH) hospitals will hold a press event Wednesday at St. Joseph of Orange hospital, at which they will outline their concerns with the proposed merger between Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. —California Nurses Association, 09/30/15 More »

RNs at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and County Clinics Announce Plans to Strike October 6-7

RNs at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and County Clinics Announce Plans to Strike October 6-7

After more than a year of negotiations and Contra Costa County’s continued refusal to address deteriorating patient care conditions at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and numerous County clinics—County nurses will hold a two-day strike October 6-7, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. The walkout will involve nearly 1,000 County RNs, nurse practitioners and public health nurses. —National Nurses United, 09/24/15 More »

Contra Costa County Nurses Call on Supervisors to Invest in Patient Care, Not Replacement RNs

Contra Costa County Nurses Call on Supervisors to Invest in Patient Care, Not Replacement RNs

Registered nurses who work in Contra Costa County's public hospital, jail and clinics today sharply condemned a decision by County Supervisors to spend $3.7 million to fund replacement nurses during a potential strike—rather than directing those resources toward settling a contract that addresses the RNs' concerns for improving patient care. —California Nurses Association, 09/22/15 More »

RNs Urge City Council: Pass Resolution, Make Watsonville Community Hospital Comply with Staffing Law

RNs Urge City Council: Pass Resolution, Make Watsonville Community Hospital Comply with Staffing Law

Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night and ask for their support on a resolution citing the need to immediately rectify chronic short-staffing at the hospital. More »

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