Salinas Valley RNs headed out to talk to voters

Registered Nurses Host Town Hall Meeting to Highlight Patient Safety Concerns at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

Registered nurses are hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, October 11, to highlight concerns about the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Board of Directors’ commitment to the health and we

California Nurses Association
October 10, 2018
Communities Need Hospitals

Nurses, Community Leaders Mobilize Efforts to Ensure Seton Medical Center Remain Open in Daly City

Registered nurses and healthcare workers are joining forces with labor, civic and community leaders at a town hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 10 to mobilize efforts to ensure Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif. remains open following the operators filing for bankruptcy, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today.

California Nurses Association
October 10, 2018
Safe Patient Care is A Right

San Leandro Hospital Nurses Speak Out on Unsafe Staffing, Patient Care Issues RNs to Hold Press Conference: Thursday, October 11, 4 p.m.

San Leandro Hospital Nurses will be holding a press conference on Thursday to highlight what nurses say are unsafe working conditions, unacceptable staffing levels, and an inadequate level of care for the community, the California Nurses Association announced today.

California Nurses Association
October 10, 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