Without Teachers We Wouldn't Be Nurses

Nurses rally in solidarity with striking teachers, present $30,000 donation

Stressing the common fight of teachers and nurses in protecting our public education system and other public institutions from defunding and corporate privatization, the California Nurses Association and Minnesota Nurses Association announced today that they are donating $30,000 to help support children, parents, and teachers during the historic strike by tens of thousands of educators working for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

California Nurses Association
January 22, 2019
Union Women Are Powerful Women

Largest U.S. Registered Nurses Union to Champion Women Workers’ Rights at Women’s Marches

On Jan. 19, registered nurses from National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of RNs in the country, will converge at Women’s Marches across the United States to highlight the importance of unions to women and working people, NNU announced today.

National Nurses United
Children's Hospital Oakland nurses

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Nurses Ratify New 5-Year Contract

Registered nurses at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland are celebrating the overwhelming vote to approve a new five-year contract with the California Nurses Association (CNA).

California Nurses Association
December 20, 2018
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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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