Olympia Medical Center RNs circulating petitions

Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Commission Calls for Six-Month Delay in Olympia Medical Center Closure

“Given that we are in a historic public health emergency,” the Los Angeles County Emergency Services Commission (EMS) Wednesday recommended the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors call for a six-month delay in the closure of Olympia Medical Center.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
January 27, 2021
Olympia Medical Center RNs circulating flyers for virtual press conference and petitions

Los Angeles County public hearing Wednesday—Emergency Services Commission Amid pandemic, nurses to urge LA County to press Alecto, UCLA to keep Olympia Medical Center open

At a public hearing by the Los Angeles County Emergency Services Commission Wednesday morning, registered nurses will call on Los Angeles County officials to step up pressure on Alecto Health Services and UCLA Health to keep Olympia Medical Center open at least for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
January 26, 2021
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UC San Diego Nurses demand safe staffing to save lives

Registered nurses at UCSD will hold a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27 to call on the University of California (UC) to staff for safe patient care and stop elective surgeries.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
January 26, 2021
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



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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California is rolling back protections for frontline workers. This is wrong and dangerous

As California struggles with record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, it’s hard to imagine that hospital industry executives, with the cooperation of state regulators, would come up with a plan to make conditions worse. Sadly, they have.

Zenei Cortez
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