San Joaquin County nurses hold signs "Protect Nurses"

Nurses in San Joaquin County’s health system to hold five-day strike, starting Oct. 7

Registered nurses at San Joaquin General Hospital will hold a five-day strike, starting Oct. 7 at 7:00 a.m. to denounce hospital management’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient care, safe staffing, and personal protective equipment (PPE), and to protest San Joaquin County executives’ demands for extreme contract changes.

California Nurses Association
September 26, 2020
Nurses holds sign "Protect Nurses"

Nurses at San Leandro and Alameda Hospitals give notice for five-day strike

Registered nurses at Alameda Hospital in Alameda, Calif. and San Leandro Hospital in San Leandro, Calif. today delivered Alameda Health System (AHS) management a 10-day notice for a five-day strike set to start on Oct. 7, 2020. The nurses authorized the strike, citing concerns over patient safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, management bargaining in bad faith with nurses at the table for nearly 2 years, punitive management actions which hinder recruitment and retention of experienced nurses, and persistent short staffing which jeopardizes safe patient care.

California Nurses Association
September 26, 2020
Nurse holds sign "Invest in Communities"

Governor signs nurse-sponsored bill to help save hospitals, medical services from closures and cuts

The more than 100,000 registered nurses of the California Nurses Association on Friday welcomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature of a bill they sponsored, A.B. 2037, that will help ensure local communities can continue to access desperately needed medical care by expanding noticing requirements when hospitals plan to close or eliminate existing services.

California Nurses Association
September 21, 2020
NNU logo

Hundreds of union nurses convene online to call for transformative change

To claim our power, hundreds of nurses came together online Sept. 9–12, along with some incredible activists and allies, during the first-ever virtual convention for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC). The convention, entitled “Year of the nurse,” underscored how deeply our struggles are united, across states, across backgrounds, and even around the world, as we fight for transformative change.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 15, 2020



RN Mary Jane Perry in Bahamas

RNRN Sends Nurses to Disaster Areas

When a hurricane turns Category 5 of a massive earthquake devastates a region, it’s a sure bet that the nurses of Registered Nurse Response Network are already recruiting nurse volunteers to help. A disaster relief program sponsored by National Nurses United and California Nurses Foundation, RNRN was organized in 2005 in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which dramatically exposed America’s flawed disaster relief system. RNRN volunteer nurses traveled to the devastated Gulf Coast to help provide care for the hundreds of thousands of people abandoned and without food, water, shelter, medical aid, nursing care, or even a basic evacuation plan.

Eleanor Godfrey, Director, Registered Nurse Response Network
January 15, 2020



Sonoma Evacuation map

RNRN Monitoring Massive California Fires & Evacuations

RNRN is currently monitoring eleven fires burning and extreme weather conditions across the state of California that led Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency. Two massive fires burning this weekend that are threatening residential areas are the Kincaid Fire in Northern California and the Tick Fire in Southern California.

October 28, 2019
Nurses outside capitol building

Nurses renew push for longer hospital closure warning despite Newsom veto

The California Nurses Association is back this year with legislation requiring more advance warning for hospital closures, a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed last year.

Angela Hart, Politico
February 4, 2020
PG&E frieze

Newsom ramps up state involvement in PG&E future, assigns top aides to tackle energy

Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his strongest actions yet on Pacific Gas & Electric, said the state is stepping up its involvement in the troubled company's future, including what could be dramatic intervention to restructure PG&E.

Colby Bermel, Politico
November 2, 2019
Longbeach fire dept

Long Beach’s shuttered Community Hospital could have helped response to Tuesday shooting, officials say

Long Beach’s Community Hospital sat empty Tuesday night, Oct.

Hayley Munguia, Press-Telegram
October 30, 2019