California Nurses Association

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How a nurse rallied her union to fight for gender-affirming care

To honor International Transgender Day of Visibility, National Nurses United is proud to share this story from nurse-member Dara Tep, RN, and her colleagues.

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Workers’ Compensation Survey

When nurses get sick or hurt on the job, we’re not automatically eligible for workers’ comp benefits. To help inform our advocacy, we want to hear from you. Take our brief survey on workers’ compensation for nurses.

Press releases

RNs at Tri-City Medical Center will hold a protest on Friday, March 31, to demand district officials and administrators cease any plans to close or terminate public women’s and reproductive health services at the hospital.
RNs at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, Calif., voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract yesterday, March 27, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.
RNs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital will hold an info picket on Thurs., March 30, to inform the public about management’s demand that nurses waive their bargaining rights over policies on education benefits, paid time off, leave of absence, and holidays.
RNs at CommonSpirit/Dignity Mercy Hospital Downtown and Mercy Hospital Southwest in Bakersfield, Calif. will hold an info picket on Wed., March 29 to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient care and safe staffing.

Organize with the California Nurses Association to improve workplace standards through collective bargaining, reform national health care legislation, and make a difference for you and your patients.

Latest resources

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Tripledemic: RSV, Influenza, and Covid-19

Rates of respiratory viral illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, and Covid-19, are climbing across the United States. Many hospitals, including pediatric hospitals, are full. Read our fact sheet to learn more.

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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.

Long Covid: A Public Health and Occupational Emergency

As more individuals are continually exposed to and infected by SARS-CoV-2, reports of long-term health consequences have also increased. This CE class will discuss the latest scientific updates about long Covid and the implications of these scientific updates for nurses, their patients, and advocacy for safe patient care.

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.


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

National Nurse Magazine

New York State Nurses Association joins forces with National Nurses United

With new master contract, Kaiser nurses set highest standards for the nation

21,000 RNs and NPs in Northern California, 1,000 RNs in Los Angeles avert strike

Sutter RNs hold two strikes

Nurses in Berkeley and Oakland demand safe working conditions

Caught in a TRAP

Hospitals are increasingly forcing new RNs to sign exploitative training repayment contracts to get hired. NNU is fighting back, on behalf of nurses, patients, and the profession.


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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.

Sign "Nurses Heal California"

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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