Antelope Valley Hospital nurses in hospital

Antelope Valley Hospital nurses to hold press conference to protest staffing ratios waiver and demand hospital prioritize patient safety

Registered nurses will hold a press conference Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif. to declare their opposition to the hospital’s application for a waiver of state-mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, which was approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Monday, Nov. 30

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
December 1, 2020
Nurses hold signs "They call us heroes but treat us like zeroes"

Nurses to hold informational picket and car caravan at Keck Hospital of USC/USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Registered nurses at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles will hold an informational picket and car caravan honk-a-thon on Dec. 2 to protest unsafe working conditions and policy changes that jeopardize the health of patients and violate health care workers’ contracts and state law.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
December 1, 2020
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California nurses score huge win: State requires hospitals to begin weekly Covid testing of all health care staff Dec. 14 and testing of all patients now

Nurses scored a tremendous victory for the type of infection control measures they have been demanding since the start of the pandemic when the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Wednesday directed all general acute-care hospitals in the state to begin Covid-19 weekly testing of all health care workers on Dec. 14 and of all patient admissions starting now.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
November 30, 2020
Nureses striking outside hospital

Why I am striking

Everyone in San Joaquin County needs to know why the county’s nurses are striking.

Marisa Lozano, RN
October 9, 2020
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Hundreds of union nurses convene online to call for transformative change

To claim our power, hundreds of nurses came together online Sept. 9–12, along with some incredible activists and allies, during the first-ever virtual convention for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC). The convention, entitled “Year of the nurse,” underscored how deeply our struggles are united, across states, across backgrounds, and even around the world, as we fight for transformative change.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 15, 2020

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RN Mary Jane Perry in Bahamas

RNRN Sends Nurses to Disaster Areas

When a hurricane turns Category 5 of a massive earthquake devastates a region, it’s a sure bet that the nurses of Registered Nurse Response Network are already recruiting nurse volunteers to help. A disaster relief program sponsored by National Nurses United and California Nurses Foundation, RNRN was organized in 2005 in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which dramatically exposed America’s flawed disaster relief system. RNRN volunteer nurses traveled to the devastated Gulf Coast to help provide care for the hundreds of thousands of people abandoned and without food, water, shelter, medical aid, nursing care, or even a basic evacuation plan.

Eleanor Godfrey, Director, Registered Nurse Response Network
January 15, 2020

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Nurses outside capitol building

Nurses renew push for longer hospital closure warning despite Newsom veto

The California Nurses Association is back this year with legislation requiring more advance warning for hospital closures, a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed last year.

Angela Hart, Politico
February 4, 2020
PG&E frieze

Newsom ramps up state involvement in PG&E future, assigns top aides to tackle energy

Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his strongest actions yet on Pacific Gas & Electric, said the state is stepping up its involvement in the troubled company's future, including what could be dramatic intervention to restructure PG&E.

Colby Bermel, Politico
November 2, 2019
Longbeach fire dept

Long Beach’s shuttered Community Hospital could have helped response to Tuesday shooting, officials say

Long Beach’s Community Hospital sat empty Tuesday night, Oct.

Hayley Munguia, Press-Telegram
October 30, 2019