Shasta Regional Medical Center Healthcare Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join Union
Healthcare workers at Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in Redding, CA voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday May 1st to join Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union (CHEU) an affiliate of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).
Why Caregiver and Healthcare Employees want CHEU
The Caregivers 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. Caregivers Union is an affiliate of the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC/CNA).
Workplace Violence Regulations
The California Nurses Association (CNA) sponsored S.B. 1299 in response to workplace violence as a serious occupational hazard for registered nurses and other healthcare workers. S.B. 1299 became law in 2014 and directed Cal/OSHA to develop a comprehensive workplace violence prevention standard for hospitals and other healthcare settings. CNA members provided significant testimony during the rulemaking process, which enabled Cal/OSHA to develop comprehensive regulations that are a model for the nation.