Nurse with sign

Nurses Demand Answers at Dignity Health/Catholic Health Initiatives Merger Hearings

At a series of upcoming impact hearings held by the California State Attorney General’s office, registered nurses with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) will demand to know how the proposed merger between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) will impact patient health and safety, healthcare access, and maintenance of charity care standards.

California Nurses Association
September 20, 2018
Registered nurses at Stanford Health Care’s ValleyCare Medical Center celebrate victory

Registered Nurses at Stanford Health Care’s ValleyCare Medical Center in Livermore/Dublin Vote to Join California Nurses Association

Registered nurses at Stanford Health Care’s ValleyCare Medical Center in Livermore/Dublin, CA voted overwhelmingly Wednesday night to join the state’s largest RN union, the California Nurses Associ

California Nurses Association
September 20, 2018
We Are Here For Our Patients

Nurses Demand Answers at Dignity Health/Catholic Health Initiatives Merger Hearings

At a series of upcoming impact hearings held by the California State Attorney General’s office, registered nurses with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) will demand to know how the proposed merger between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) will impact patient health and safety, healthcare access, and maintenance of charity care standards.

California Nurses Association
September 20, 2018
 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
Protester from Poor Peoples' Campaign

California has the world’s fifth-largest economy. Fix taxes to fix wealth disparity

To listen to the doom and gloom crowd, starting in the Oval Office, California resembles a failed nation with burdensome taxes on the state’s highest income residents, and badly misplaced priorities.

Bonnie Castillo, Special to The Sacramento Bee
July 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
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