Nurses Striking

O’Connor, St. Louise RNs Approve Strike Over Unresolved Patient Care Issues in Planned Sale to County

In weekend voting, registered nurses from O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy approved a strike—if necessary—over unresolved patient care issues and unfair labor practices involving the planned sale of the two facilities to Santa Clara County, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today.

California Nurses Association
February 11, 2019
Barnstorm Map

Nurses launch Medicare for All ‘barnstorm’ actions in 150 U.S. locations Feb. 9-13

The grassroots Medicare for All movement will ramp up like never before Feb. 9-13, during the Medicare for All Week of Action, as volunteers across the U.S. host 150 Medicare for All “barnstorm” mass organizing meetings to kickstart canvassing and grassroots lobbying in local communities throughout the country.

California Nurses Association
February 11, 2019
Nurses in solidarity with LA Teachers

Nurses congratulate L.A. teachers on huge victory reached through collective action, worker solidarity

Registered nurses with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) applaud news that—as the result of a historic strike—30,000 educators represented by United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) have reached an agreement, ratified in voting last night, with the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD).

California Nurses Association
January 23, 2019
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

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 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