Registered nurses at Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in Redding, California have won a tentative three-year agreement, which adds new patient care protections and allows nurses more power to advocate for patient safety.
Registered nurses who work at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Ca. near Los Angeles voted by a wide margin to ratify a new three-year contract Tuesday that they say will strengthen their ability to protect patients, and improve the hospital’s recruitment and retention of experienced RNs.
Registered nurses who work at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Ca. will be voting today on a tentative agreement reached last week on a new, three-year collective bargaining pact they say will strengthen their ability to protect patients, and improve the hospital’s recruitment and retention of experienced RNs.
In 2013, Susan Miller, of Aurora, Illinois sued the city and fire department, arguing that paramedics thought she was drunk and advised her to “sleep it off.” In reality, she was experiencing a stroke.
Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
NNU has fought — and continues to lead the fight — for nurses’ health and safety. As of April 1, California healthcare employers are legally required to have a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan in place, thanks to nation-leading workplace violence legislation and regulations nurses fought for and won in California.
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.
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.
Sen. Bernie Sanders calls her “very tough” and “an invaluable ally.” Longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader praises her as “the greatest labor organizer of her time.” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka admires her “iron will.” Filmmaker Michael Moore says she is “the pain-in-the-ass labor leader all workers need fighting for them.”