California Nurses Association

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Kaiser LAMC nurses hold one-day strike for patient safety

Nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles are striking on June 23, 2022. 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.

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Contra Costa County nurses ratify contract improving patient safety and nurse retention

The major wins in the contract include enhanced patient protections, safe staffing, infection control issues, and economic gains to improve staff recruitment and retention.

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Henry Mayo Newhall nurses ratify new three-year agreement

On April 26, registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif., ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

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RNs at PIH Health-Good Samaritan Hospital will highlight their deep concerns about patient safety, including chronic short-staffing, declining patient care standards, and the ongoing intimidation of RNs and local community allies.
Nurses are demanding management take action to change policies that contradict best practices, such as routinely making profit-driven staffing decisions that do not follow the clinically proven safe-staffing ratios needed to protect patients and produce best health outcomes.
Nurses and ancillary caregivers had been negotiating for fair contracts for more than 14 months and were prepared to strike over Palomar management’s bad-faith bargaining and numerous other egregious violations of labor law.
Nurses have been in contract negotiations with AHMC since December 2021. AHMC management is impeding any real progress by refusing to address the nurses’ concerns and by canceling scheduled meetings at the last minute.

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Home All Alone: Assessing the Risks of the Acute Hospital Care at Home Trend

Health systems across the country are implementing so-called “Hospital at Home” programs. This course will analyze the drivers of this growing trend; assess the potential risks of the acute hospital care at home model to nurses, patients, and communities; and explore what the expansion of these programs could mean for the future of health care.

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Moral Injury and PTSD in the Nursing Profession

This CE class will describe how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the stress inherent in the registered nurse’s role within the current for-profit health care system. The class will explore the critical stressors, both acute and chronic, facing the profession and offer solutions to mitigate those stressors.

Post-Exposure Isolation Period for Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant

This scientific brief outlines the incubation period and what nurses and health care workers should do when exposed to Covid-19.

Workers’ Compensation for Health Care Workers

Learn about SB 213, a state bill that will ensure that nurses and other health care workers have “presumptive eligibility” for workers’ compensation.


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Sutter Nurses and Health Care Workers Strike!

Nurses and health care workers at 15 facilities across Northern California held a one-day strike on April 18 to protest Sutter Health’s refusal to address their proposals about safe staffing and health and safety protection.

Home All Alone

Watch our video on how the hospital industry is peddling programs to treat acute-care patients in their homes.

National Nurse Magazine

Fighting the Good Fight: nurses across the country demand safe staffing


Nurses organize to save and reclaim Watsonville hospital for the local community

Seton nurses hold one-day strike

Nurses demand that hospital management adheres to California’s safe staffing law


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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.

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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 Caregiver 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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