Protect Veterans’ Health Care

Nurses and Veterans to Rally in Washington, D.C. to Protect Veterans’ Health Care at the VA

RNs and veterans with Vietnam Veterans of America are holding a rally to demand that Congress and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie work expediently to provide the VA the funding and staff necessary to ensure the highest quality of care for our nation’s veterans and to restore full labor protections to nurses, said National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU).

National Nurses United
March 13, 2019

• Veterans Affairs, • CNA/NNOC

District of Columbia

Nurses with placards

Outraged by Illegal Threats, O’Connor and St. Louise Nurses Charge County for further Violations of Rights

California Nurses Association (CNA) filed new charges with the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) on March 8, alleging Santa Clara County violated state law when it threatened to retaliate against registered nurses at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy for exercising their fundamental labor rights.

California Nurses Association
March 10, 2019
RNs and Veterans Rally to Protect Veterans’ Health Care

RNs and Veterans Rally to Protect Veterans’ Health Care at the VA

RNs with National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) and veterans with San Diego Veterans for Peace are calling on the VA Secretary, Robert Wilkie, to fully fund and staff the VA, and reject the implementation of proposed rules that will divert billions of taxpayer dollars designated for the VA and veterans’ health care into the private sector.

National Nurses United
February 25, 2019

• Veterans Affairs

California

Mary-Jane Perry, RN

RNs Skip Thanksgiving to Provide Aid and Relief to Camp Fire Victims

When Mary-Jane Perry’s four children and husband sit down for Thanksgiving with the grandparents in Sacramento, the registered nurse won’t be dishing up the turkey.

National Nurses United
November 23, 2018

• RNRN

California

 UCSF RN shows solidarity and strength

In Pursuit of Social Justice, Unions are the Answer

Unions are where the very stuff of our survival — wages and benefits, workplace safety and workplace justice, human rights and bargaining rights — come into play. Unions are the only way working people have ever found the voice — and power — they need to fight and win against giant corporations, and the billionaires who control them.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 3, 2018
LA oil field map

Nurses Stand up for Public Health at STAND-LA Community Forum on Oil Extraction

On July 12, Tveen Kirkpatrick, RN, from Keck Hospital, University of Southern California, and Guss Mata, RN, of Kaiser Sunset attended the STAND-LA community forum.

California Nurses Association
July 13, 2018
Healthcare workers in operating room

Great Expectations: California’s First Steps Toward Universal Health Care

In September 2017, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom stood in front of a crowd of 1,500 nurses in San Francisco and pledged his support for bringing universal health care to California.

Capital & Main, Gabriel Thompson
December 5, 2018
Sutter Health Alta Bates

Assembly bill could stall Sutter Health hospital closure in Berkeley

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.

By Sam Levin, The Daily Californian
April 25, 2018
UC nurses protest working conditions

Ani Gasparyan: UC’s nursing retirement plan jeopardizes patient, workplace safety

You would expect the nation’s top-tier hospitals to not just be invested in maintaining quality patient care, but also in cultivating a healthy work environment. The University of California’s treatment of its nurses suggests otherwise.

Ani Gasparyan, Daily Bruin
March 7, 2018