Olympia Medical Center RNs circulating flyers for upcoming virtual press conference and petitions

RNs to hold a virtual press conference as they vow to fight hospital chain Alecto’s announced closure of Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles

Registered nurses at Olympia Medical Center will hold a press conference to alert the public to their fight against Alecto Healthcare Services’ intention to close their hospital as Los Angeles health care workers struggle to provide patient care and health officials report zero ICU capacity in the county.

California Nurses Association
January 16, 2021
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Nurses Welcome LA County Call to Delay Closure of Olympia Medical Center, RNs Urge UCLA Health to Act

The California Nurses Association today welcomed a request by Los Angeles County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency to operators of Olympia Medical Center (OMC) to delay the hospital closure “for a minimum of six months.”

California Nurses Association
January 14, 2021
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Sutter Coast, Crescent City, CA RNs Say ‘Union Yes’

In a landslide vote today, registered nurses at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City are bringing union representation to the state’s northwest coast after voting by 85 percent to join the California Nurses Association

California Nurses Association
January 11, 2021
Nureses striking outside hospital

Why I am striking

Everyone in San Joaquin County needs to know why the county’s nurses are striking.

Marisa Lozano, RN
October 9, 2020
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Hundreds of union nurses convene online to call for transformative change

To claim our power, hundreds of nurses came together online Sept. 9–12, along with some incredible activists and allies, during the first-ever virtual convention for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC). The convention, entitled “Year of the nurse,” underscored how deeply our struggles are united, across states, across backgrounds, and even around the world, as we fight for transformative change.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
September 15, 2020

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RN Mary Jane Perry in Bahamas

RNRN Sends Nurses to Disaster Areas

When a hurricane turns Category 5 of a massive earthquake devastates a region, it’s a sure bet that the nurses of Registered Nurse Response Network are already recruiting nurse volunteers to help. A disaster relief program sponsored by National Nurses United and California Nurses Foundation, RNRN was organized in 2005 in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which dramatically exposed America’s flawed disaster relief system. RNRN volunteer nurses traveled to the devastated Gulf Coast to help provide care for the hundreds of thousands of people abandoned and without food, water, shelter, medical aid, nursing care, or even a basic evacuation plan.

Eleanor Godfrey, Director, Registered Nurse Response Network
January 15, 2020

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California is rolling back protections for frontline workers. This is wrong and dangerous

As California struggles with record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, it’s hard to imagine that hospital industry executives, with the cooperation of state regulators, would come up with a plan to make conditions worse. Sadly, they have.

Zenei Cortez
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Nurses renew push for longer hospital closure warning despite Newsom veto

The California Nurses Association is back this year with legislation requiring more advance warning for hospital closures, a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed last year.

Angela Hart, Politico
February 4, 2020
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Newsom ramps up state involvement in PG&E future, assigns top aides to tackle energy

Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his strongest actions yet on Pacific Gas & Electric, said the state is stepping up its involvement in the troubled company's future, including what could be dramatic intervention to restructure PG&E.

Colby Bermel, Politico
November 2, 2019