Nurses hold signs "Racism is a Public Health Crisis"

UCSF nurses and frontline workers to hold Friday candlelight vigil demanding justice for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and API communities

During the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses have seen firsthand how Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities have been disproportionately harmed by lack of access to health services, exposure to the virus, lack of PPE, lack of testing, and economic peril due to historic racial disparities. UCSF nurses will hold a candlelight vigil Friday to demand justice for these patients.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
October 29, 2020
Nurses stand in front of PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

PIH Health-Good Samaritan Hospital RNs hold actions to honor fallen nurses, call for improved patient safety

Registered nurses at PIH Health-Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles will hold a candlelight vigil and silent protest Thursday, Oct. 29 to honor fallen RNs and publicize their immediate needs to improve care for their patients: safe RN staffing, incentives to retain and recruit staff, adequate provision of PPE when needed, and better support for nurses who become symptomatic and/or test positive for Covid-19.

California Nurses Association
October 28, 2020
Nurses holds signs for safe staffing

Children’s Hospital Oakland nurses, nurse practitioners to rally Tuesday, Oct. 27, citing safe patient care concerns

Registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) will hold a rally on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Children’s Hospital Oakland to highlight con­cerns about patient safety, unsafe staffing and overall poor working conditions.

California Nurses Association
October 26, 2020
NNU logo

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



Sonoma Evacuation map

RNRN Monitoring Massive California Fires & Evacuations

RNRN is currently monitoring eleven fires burning and extreme weather conditions across the state of California that led Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency. Two massive fires burning this weekend that are threatening residential areas are the Kincaid Fire in Northern California and the Tick Fire in Southern California.

October 28, 2019
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