The Carr fire sweeping through Redding has affected hundreds of nurses in the Redding area. California Nurses Association/National Nurses United represents registered nurses at the two main hospitals in Shasta County, Shasta Regional Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center Redding.
The Supreme Court decision today to roll back decades of union and worker rights in Janus v. AFSCME poses a significant threat to patient safety as well as worker and community health and economic standards.
Registered nurses at Community Hospital Long Beach are saddened to learn that MemorialCare is backpedaling on their prior commitment to ensure a “warm hand off” to a new operator of Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) to prevent it from closing its emergency room on June 25th and the entire hospital on July 3rd.
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.”