San Mateo victory pose

San Mateo County Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Agreement to Strengthen Safe Patient Care

San Mateo County registered nurses have reached a tentative new contract agreement, which RNs say will allow them to continue providing high quality care to County patients, through the

California Nurses Association
March 22, 2018
Kaiser nurses cheer over tentative agreement

Major Tentative Pact for 19,000 Kaiser RNs/NPs Rebuffing Contract Cuts with Patient Care Gains

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who work at 21 Kaiser Permanente medical centers and dozens of medical clinics and office buildings in Northern and Central California, have won tentative agreement with the giant health system.

California Nurses Association
March 19, 2018
Save Community Hospital Long Beach

Press Conference Friday – Nurses, Community Leaders Speak Out, Call to Save Community Hospital Long Beach

Registered nurses and Long Beach area community leaders will hold a press conference Friday to demand MemorialCare Health System stop artificial moves, including the design to fast forward an immediate emergency room diversion, to hasten it’s unwarranted decision to close Community Hospital Long Beach.

California Nurses Association
March 14, 2018
RN and Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger

RN and Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger Talks About New Kaiser Agreement

It's a great day for 19,000 RN's and NP's but an even better day for their Kaiser patients. Join us for this Nurse Talk Radio special edition podcast with RN and Co-President of National Nurses United, Deborah Burger.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
March 19, 2018
Bonnie Castillo, RN and Executive Director of CNA/NNU

As Largest US Nurses Union Goes Through Leadership ‘Shift Change,’ Our Fight is Unwavering

What will happen now that I’ve taken over as the next Executive Director of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United?

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of NNU/CNA
March 13, 2018
NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro

Great Leaders Never Retire, They Just Go “On Call”

It was 1986. Registered nurses at the University of California medical centers had just two years earlier won the right to join the California Nurses Association — a soft landing at a time there was little distinction between the monarchial culture of the UC administration and the governance of the CNA, which included many UC nurse managers and educators.

Charles Idelson
March 6, 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
Single payer supporters

California Needs SB 562 to Guarantee Health Care For All

Amid attacks by the Trump administration and Congress on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid that will further drive up costs for care and push more people out of health coverage entirely, California legislators should stop talking about universal coverage and act.

Deborah Burger, RN; Commentary in The San Diego Tribune
January 24, 2018