Save CHLB nurse

Nurses Say MemorialCare Reneges On Pledge to Work With New Operator to Save Community Hospital Long Beach from Closing

Registered nurses at Community Hospital Long Beach are saddened to learn that MemorialCare is backpedaling on their prior commitment to ensure a “warm hand off” to a new operator of Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) to prevent it from closing its emergency room on June 25th and the entire hospital on July 3rd.

California Nurses Association
June 19, 2018
Alhambra Hospital Nurses voting to Strike 6-9-2018

Alhambra Nurses Vote by 97 Percent to Authorize Strike

Registered nurses at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC) conducted strike votes this week, after over a year of failure of management to come to the table over serious patient care issues—and the result was a resounding 97 percent yes vote

California Nurses Association
June 13, 2018
RNs advocating for guaranteed healthcare for all

New Data: Big Drop in Charity Care Provided by California Non-Profit Hospitals This Decade

Despite increased scrutiny in recent years, culminating in a decision this spring by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to reject appeals by three California hospita

California Nurses Association
June 13, 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