We Are Here For Our Patients

RNs to Rally Across California Feb. 22 to Protest Supreme Court Case

Registered nurses, joined by community supporters, will hold public rallies Thursday, February 22 around California in advance of a Supreme Court hearing they say would severely jeopardize the ability of nurses who work in public health settings to advocate for safe patient care.

National Nurses United
February 19, 2018
Nurses here for our patients sign

RNs to Rally Across California Feb. 22 in Protest Over Supreme Court Case Seen as Threat to Patient Care

Registered nurses, joined by community supporters, will hold public rallies Thursday, February 22 around California in advance of a Supreme Court hearing they say would severely jeopardize the ability of nurses who work in public health settings to advocate for safe patient care.

California Nurses Association
February 16, 2018
Kevin de León for U.S. Senate

Nurses Endorse Kevin de León for U.S. Senate

Praising his outspoken advocacy for Medicare for all, including the California single payer legislation SB 562, National Nurses United, including its California affiliate the California Nurses Association, today endorsed Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León in the 2018 U.S. Senate race.

California Nurses Association
February 12, 2018
Health Care YES, Insurance Companies NO

Single payer health care’s opponents are beholden

I am a retired registered nurse who worked for 40 years in acute care hospitals. I watched all those years as our health care system morphed into the heath insurance for profit system now in place, which is a disgrace and denies health care access to millions of people, and which often results in death and/or needless stress and suffering.

Times Standard - Letters
February 15, 2018
Nurses for SB562

Dramatic Aetna Admission a Window Into Widespread Abuse of Patients in Insurance Claims Denials – RNs

Revelations Sunday by CNN that Aetna’s former Southern California medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patient records when deciding whether to approve or deny care highlights a widespread abuse in the insurance industry.

California Nurses Association
February 12, 2018
Athena Watkins, RN, spoke against offshore drilling at a rally

Nurses Speakout Against Offshore Drilling in Santa Monica

Athena Watkins, RN, spoke against offshore drilling at a rally in Santa Monica Pier in early February.

California Nurses Association
February 6, 2018
Single payer supporters

California Needs SB 562 to Guarantee Health Care For All

Amid attacks by the Trump administration and Congress on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid that will further drive up costs for care and push more people out of health coverage entirely, California legislators should stop talking about universal coverage and act.

Deborah Burger, RN; Commentary in The San Diego Tribune
January 24, 2018
CNA Nurses Fight On!

Barton nurses vote to unionize

Nurses at Barton Health voted earlier this week to unionize, a move that will undoubtedly alter how one of the area's largest employers interacts with some of its most vital employees.

Ryan Hoffman, The Record Courier
November 17, 2017
Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto protests Alta Bates closure

Closure of Alta Bates Hospital endangers community health

If you are a UC Berkeley student, your health and wellbeing are at risk if Alta Bates’ emergency, acute and urgent care services, which students need and use regularly, are eliminated. That’s why the campus’s student government unanimously passed a resolution opposing the closure.

Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, Special to The Daily Cal
November 17, 2017