As Sutter Health plans to transfer Berkeley’s only emergency medical center to its Oakland campus, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, authored a bill that puts more hurdles in the process for closing state health facilities.
University of California registered nurses are voting this week on whether to authorize a “sympathy strike” in solidarity with another UC union if its members choose to go on strike over their collective bargaining contract dispute.
California healthcare employers are required by law to have comprehensive, unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans in place by April 1, 2018. National Nurses United and California Nurses Association fought long and hard for these protections.
Citing the desire for improved patient care conditions, registered nurses at Stanford Health Care’s ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton, CA voted by 62 percent Wednesday night to join the state’s largest RN union, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.