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Largest private-sector nurses strike averted as 21,000 Northern California Kaiser nurses reach a tentative agreement

Union nurses at 21 Northern California Kaiser Permanente facilities had been set to strike on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.

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Providence Saint John’s nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

Registered nurses at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract.

Nurse outside holds sign "There's no Kaiser without nurses"

Los Angeles Kaiser nurses strike averted as RNs reach a tentative agreement

1,000 union nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center had been set to strike on Nov. 21 and 22.

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1,000 union nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center voted to ratify new contract with infectious disease protections and workplace violence safety measures.
Registered nurses at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract.
RNs at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) have reached a tentative agreement today, averting a two-day strike that was set to begin on Monday, Nov. 21.
More than 21,000 RNs and NPs at 21 Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California, have reached a tentative agreement with management today, averting a two-day strike which would have made this the biggest private-sector nurses strike in U.S. history.

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Monkeypox: What nurses need to know

The monkeypox virus is now spreading rapidly in many countries that have not historically had cases. Learn about the symptoms, how it is transmitted, and what protections nurses and other health care workers need to care for a patient with a confirmed case.

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Gender Justice and the Fight for Bodily Autonomy

This CE class will connect the current assault on reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy to the history of reproductive control and gender oppression in the U.S., paying particular attention to the complicit role medicine and health care providers have played in that history.

Q&A » Bivalent Covid Boosters

Bivalent Covid vaccines, or bivalent boosters, contain two different components for the immune system to respond to. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s mRNA bivalent Covid-19 vaccines contain the mRNA for the spike protein for two different strains of the virus.

Victory for public sector nurses and caregivers: Governor Newsom signs into law SB 1334

The bill, sponsored by CNA/CHEU, will ensure that public-sector employees who provide direct or support direct patient care will be covered by the California Labor Code, guaranteeing meal breaks and rest periods.


Seton Nurses Strike!

Nurses at AHMC Seton Medical Center in Daly City held a two-day strike on June 22 and 23 in response to the AHMC’s failure to address critical and persistent patient care issues, chronic supply problems, the shuttering of vital services, and the failure of management to consistently attend scheduled bargaining sessions.

Los Angeles Medical Center nurses go on strike for patient safety!

Nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles (LAMC) went on strike on June 23. The nurses say they are compelled to strike in response to Kaiser’s refusal to address their deep concerns about patient care and safe staffing.

National Nurse Magazine

Texas nurses go big! Nurses in Austin win historic unionizing victory

California public-sector nurses and caregivers applaud new meal and break law

The newly signed law is a win for patient advocates who believe safe staffing is the key to high-quality patient care.

Tenet nurses ratify new master contract

Registered nurses at Tenet hospitals throughout California voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.

UC nurses ratify new contract

The new agreement addresses key patient care and workplace safety issues while focusing resources to recognize, recruit, and retain nurses across facilities in the UC system.


Nurses inside hosptial hold signs "Safe Staffing Saves Lives"

California Safe Staffing Ratios

A.B. 394, the CNA-sponsored safe staffing law, has multiple provisions designed to remedy unsafe staffing in acute-care facilities. California’s safe staffing standards are based on individual patient acuity, of which the RN ratios is the minimum.

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Supported California Legislation

CNA is committed to building a broad movement for transformative social change and confronting the powerful interests that dominate our economic and political system. Learn more about our supported and sponsored California legislation.

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The California Nurses Association is proud to sponsor Assembly Bill 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare), which would guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care to all California residents as a human right.

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About CNA

Founded in 1903, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/AFL-CIO is a premiere organization of registered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor and professional organizations in the U.S. with more than 100,000 members in hospitals, clinics, and home health agencies in all 50 states.



The Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union is an independent union formed in 2001 by hospital employees to win strong union representation, better benefits, and improved conditions for employees and patients. It is an affiliate of CNA.

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