Healthcare workplace violence bill

Nevada healthcare workplace violence bill passes committee, heads for floor vote

Nevada’s health care unions, National Nurses Organizing Committee-Nevada/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) and Service Employees International (SEIU) Local 1107 today celebrated the passage of health care workplace violence prevention bill A.B. 348 out of the Nevada Assembly’s Committee on Commerce and Labor—with the next step being a floor vote.

National Nurses Organizing Committee
April 12, 2019

• CNA/NNOC

Nevada

San Leandro nurses

Nurses from Alameda, San Leandro Hospitals picket for safe patient care conditions

RNs Demand Alameda Health System Bargain in Good Faith and Not Balance Its Budget on Backs of Nurses, Patients
 

California Nurses Association
April 2, 2019
Support the Medicare for All Act

Nurses Applaud San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Unanimous Vote to Support the Medicare for All Act – H.R. 1384

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to support a resolution introduced by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer endorsing the Medicare for All Act, H.R. 1384. Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced the bill in the House of Representatives last month. The legislation, which already has 107 co-sponsors, would guarantee comprehensive healthcare to all residents, slash patient and family costs for care, and ensure real patient choice.

National Nurses United
March 20, 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

• 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