Camp Fire tears through Paradise, CA

RN Response Network Sends Volunteer Nurses to Butte County in Aftermath of California Wildfires

The Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is sending volunteer nurses to Butte County, California to assist in responding to the disaster created by the deadly Camp Fire, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today.

RN Response Network
November 16, 2018

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RN’s at Methodist Hospital of Southern California

RNs at Methodist Hospital of Southern California Vote to Join California Nurses Association

Registered nurses at Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia, CA voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to join the state’s largest RN union, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU). This vote represents the largest number of non-union nurses in Southern California to join a union in at least five years.

California Nurses Association
November 14, 2018
Nurses lobby legislators in Sacramento

CNA Welcomes Growth of Activism, Expanded Opportunities For Transformative Change in California and Nationally

With much of the national focus on changing control of the House, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today highlighted what may be the most significant, and lasting election d

California Nurses Association
November 7, 2018
 UCSF RN shows solidarity and strength

In Pursuit of Social Justice, Unions are the Answer

Unions are where the very stuff of our survival — wages and benefits, workplace safety and workplace justice, human rights and bargaining rights — come into play. Unions are the only way working people have ever found the voice — and power — they need to fight and win against giant corporations, and the billionaires who control them.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 3, 2018
LA oil field map

Nurses Stand up for Public Health at STAND-LA Community Forum on Oil Extraction

On July 12, Tveen Kirkpatrick, RN, from Keck Hospital, University of Southern California, and Guss Mata, RN, of Kaiser Sunset attended the STAND-LA community forum.

California Nurses Association
July 13, 2018
Protester from Poor Peoples' Campaign

California has the world’s fifth-largest economy. Fix taxes to fix wealth disparity

To listen to the doom and gloom crowd, starting in the Oval Office, California resembles a failed nation with burdensome taxes on the state’s highest income residents, and badly misplaced priorities.

Bonnie Castillo, Special to The Sacramento Bee
July 5, 2018
Sutter Health Alta Bates

Assembly bill could stall Sutter Health hospital closure in Berkeley

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.

By Sam Levin, The Daily Californian
April 25, 2018
UC nurses protest working conditions

Ani Gasparyan: UC’s nursing retirement plan jeopardizes patient, workplace safety

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.

Ani Gasparyan, Daily Bruin
March 7, 2018
RoseAnn DeMoro with Senator Bernie Sanders

California nurses union leader RoseAnn DeMoro retiring, but remains ‘on call’

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.”

Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle
March 4, 2018