Nurse with microphone

Nurses Warn CA Hospital Industry Demands For Patient Safety Cuts Would Worsen Pandemic

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today criticized the California hospital industry for years of hospital closures and other cuts that have led to the current crises in capacity and staffing. The union also criticized the industry for making new demands for sweeping blanket waivers to roll back years of workplace public safety rules that they warn would worsen the severity of the pandemic.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
December 3, 2020
Nurse holds sign "Stop Staffing Cuts! We Need All Health Care Workers"

Nurses: Don’t Make Pandemic Crisis Worse By Heeding Hospital Push for Safety Cuts

National Nurses United today charged that decades of unwarranted hospital industry safety cuts have led to many of the current staffing and capacity crises, and that demands for rolling back workplace public safety rules would only exacerbate the severity of the pandemic.

National Nurses United
December 3, 2020
Antelope Valley Hospital nurses in hospital

Antelope Valley Hospital nurses to hold press conference to protest staffing ratios waiver and demand hospital prioritize patient safety

Registered nurses will hold a press conference Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif. to declare their opposition to the hospital’s application for a waiver of state-mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, which was approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Monday, Nov. 30

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
December 1, 2020
Nurses hold signs "They call us heroes but treat us like zeroes"

Nurses to hold informational picket and car caravan at Keck Hospital of USC/USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles will hold an informational picket and car caravan honk-a-thon on Dec. 2 to protest unsafe working conditions and policy changes that jeopardize the health of patients and violate health care workers’ contracts and state law.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
December 1, 2020
Graphic - Testing for all healthcare workers

California nurses score huge win: State requires hospitals to begin weekly Covid testing of all health care staff Dec. 14 and testing of all patients now

Nurses scored a tremendous victory for the type of infection control measures they have been demanding since the start of the pandemic when the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Wednesday directed all general acute-care hospitals in the state to begin Covid-19 weekly testing of all health care workers on Dec. 14 and of all patient admissions starting now.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
November 30, 2020