California Nurses Association

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Sutter nurses and health care workers strike!

Nurses and health care workers at 15 facilities across Northern California held a one-day strike on April 18 to protest Sutter Health’s refusal to address their proposals about safe staffing and health and safety protection.

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Henry Mayo Newhall nurses ratify new three-year agreement

On April 26, registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif., ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

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Tri-City nurses ratify contract that improves patient safety

The newly approved collective bargaining agreement includes major wins on issues of safe staffing, workplace violence, and infection control.

Latest Press Releases

RNs at two HCA Hospitals in San Jose, Calif. will hold informational pickets on Tuesday, May 24, to raise awareness of chronic understaffing and high turnover rates at the hospitals.
CNA/NNU applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement today that the state’s health care workers would each receive retention bonus of up to $1,000, which can be matched up to $500 by their employers.
Registered nurses at AHMC Seton Medical Center (Seton) will hold a rally on Wednesday, May 11 to share their concerns about the abrupt closure of two hospital units which serve vulnerable elderly patients from across Northern California.
RNs at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif., ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. Highlights of the contract include improved patient care, staffing, and nurse advocacy provisions.

Organize with the California Nurses Association to improve workplace standards through collective bargaining, reform national health care legislation, and make a difference for you and your patients.

Latest Resources

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America’s Mental Health in Crisis: How We Got Here and What Nurses Can Do

We are in the midst of an ongoing mental health emergency. Why is there a national shortage of psychiatric beds for patients in crisis? Why is America’s largest mental “health” facility a county jail? This CE course will chart how we reached the breaking point and what can be done to fix our policies and heal our communities.

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Moral Injury and PTSD in the Nursing Profession

This CE class will describe how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the stress inherent in the registered nurse’s role within the current for-profit health care system. The class will explore the critical stressors, both acute and chronic, facing the profession and offer solutions to mitigate those stressors.

Post-Exposure Isolation Period for Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant

This scientific brief outlines the incubation period and what nurses and health care workers should do when exposed to Covid-19.

Workers’ Compensation for Health Care Workers

Learn about SB 213, a state bill that will ensure that nurses and other health care workers have “presumptive eligibility” for workers’ compensation.

CNA/NNU 101

Your guide to joining the RN movement.

Recent Videos

Sutter Nurses and Health Care Workers Strike!

Nurses and health care workers at 15 facilities across Northern California held a one-day strike on April 18 to protest Sutter Health’s refusal to address their proposals about safe staffing and health and safety protection.

Home All Alone

Watch our video on how the hospital industry is peddling programs to treat acute-care patients in their homes.

National Nurse Magazine

Fighting the Good Fight: nurses across the country demand safe staffing

Homecoming

Nurses organize to save and reclaim Watsonville hospital for the local community

Seton nurses hold one-day strike

Nurses demand that hospital management adheres to California’s safe staffing law

Campaigns

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California Safe Staffing Ratios

A.B. 394, the CNA-sponsored safe staffing law, has multiple provisions designed to remedy unsafe staffing in acute-care facilities. California’s safe staffing standards are based on individual patient acuity, of which the RN ratios is the minimum.

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Supported California Legislation

CNA is committed to building a broad movement for transformative social change and confronting the powerful interests that dominate our economic and political system. Learn more about our supported and sponsored California legislation.

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CalCare

The California Nurses Association is proud to sponsor Assembly Bill 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare), which would guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care to all California residents as a human right.

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About CNA

Founded in 1903, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/AFL-CIO is a premiere organization of registered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor and professional organizations in the U.S. with more than 100,000 members in hospitals, clinics, and home health agencies in all 50 states.

CHEU

CHEU

The Caregiver Healthcare Employees Union is an independent union formed in 2001 by hospital employees to win strong union representation, better benefits, and improved conditions for employees and patients. It is an affiliate of CNA.

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