City of Hope RNs

RNs at City of Hope in Duarte, California Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract with Strong Patient Care Gains

Registered nurses who work at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Ca. near Los Angeles voted by a wide margin to ratify a new three-year contract Tuesday that they say will strengthen their ability to protect patients, and improve the hospital’s recruitment and retention of experienced RNs.

California Nurses Association
May 15, 2018
City of Hope RNs

Registered Nurses at City of Hope in Duarte, California Reach Tentative Agreement with Strong Patient Care Gains

Registered nurses who work at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Ca. will be voting today on a tentative agreement reached last week on a new, three-year collective bargaining pact they say will strengthen their ability to protect patients, and improve the hospital’s recruitment and retention of experienced RNs.

California Nurses Association
May 15, 2018
Nurses Trust Newsom

Nurses Begin Radio Campaign in Support of Gavin Newsom

"We’ve taken the candidates’ temperature, and marked their charts. Nurses trust Gavin Newsom for Governor.” With that message, the CNA/NNU announced it has begun a major radio campaign in support of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in his campaign to become California’s next Governor.

May 14, 2018
Nurses marching to state capitol

Your Handy Guide to CNA Lobby Day, 2018

Sporting red scrub top? (And sometimes red sneakers, red earrings, and red fingernails.) Check.

May 2, 2018
Nurses Heal California

Two California Bills Seek to Cut Costs By Diverting Uninsured, Medi-Cal Patients Away From Nurse Care. It’s Not Okay.

In 2013, Susan Miller, of Aurora, Illinois sued the city and fire department, arguing that paramedics thought she was drunk and advised her to “sleep it off.” In reality, she was experiencing a stroke.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
May 1, 2018
Workplace Violence - Not Just Part of the Job

With Workers Memorial Day On Horizon, Nurses Vow to Keep Fighting for Highest Level of Protections

NNU has fought — and continues to lead the fight — for nurses’ health and safety. As of April 1, California healthcare employers are legally required to have a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan in place, thanks to nation-leading workplace violence legislation and regulations nurses fought for and won in California.

National Nurses United
April 26, 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