MSNA nurses holding signs for safe staffing

Nurses to Hold Rally for a Fair Contract at Down East Community Hospital

Registered nurses and hospital technicians at Down East Community Hospital (DECH) in Machias, Maine will hold a rally for a fair contract on July 18, to protest hospital mismanagement that makes it difficult...

Maine State Nurses Association / NNU
July 16, 2019

• CNA/NNOC, • NNU

Maine

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Huge Rally at Johns Hopkins July 20 to Protest JHH’s Aggressive Practice of Suing Patients with Medical Debt

Nurses will be joined by labor and community activists for a major rally outside Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Saturday, July 20 to press hospital officials to end their deplorable practice of suing low-income community patients and their families for medical debt. Hospital officials continue to hound patients even while hospitals in Virginia and Tennessee have suspended the practice.

National Nurses United/ NNOC
July 15, 2019

• CNA/NNOC, • NNU

Maryland

I'm a Patient Advocate

Urgent Community Town Hall to Address Concerns about Patient Care with Impending Sale of Watsonville Community Hospital

Registered nurses, doctors, community activists, and residents are holding a town hall Sunday, July 14 to share concerns about patient care and strategize on action as Watsonville Community Hospital is up for sale, announced the California Nurses Association today.

California Nurses Association
July 12, 2019

• CNA/NNOC

California

Mary-Jane Perry, RN

RNs Skip Thanksgiving to Provide Aid and Relief to Camp Fire Victims

When Mary-Jane Perry’s four children and husband sit down for Thanksgiving with the grandparents in Sacramento, the registered nurse won’t be dishing up the turkey.

National Nurses United
November 23, 2018

• RNRN

California

 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
Healthcare workers in operating room

Great Expectations: California’s First Steps Toward Universal Health Care

In September 2017, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom stood in front of a crowd of 1,500 nurses in San Francisco and pledged his support for bringing universal health care to California.

Capital & Main, Gabriel Thompson
December 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