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Two City of Hope nurses holding sign "Staff up! For safe care. End crisis care now."

City of Hope nurses to hold candlelight vigil to win a fair contract with strong patient safety language

RNs at City of Hope National Medical Center, in Duarte, Calif. will hold a candlelight vigil on Friday, Feb. 23 to highlight patient safety concerns, including short staffing and the inability to take meal- and rest-period breaks daily, that they wish to resolve by winning a fair contract with strong, safe patient care provisions.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
February 20, 2024

Two nurses on picket line smiling

Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

Registered nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital in Marina del Rey, Calif., voted in favor of ratifying a new four-year contract on Feb. 16, 2024, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention.

California Nurses Association
February 20, 2024

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NNU logo over image of nurses taking action.

UChicago nurses schedule strike vote due to unresolved patient safety concerns

Registered nurses at UChicago Medicine will hold a strike vote on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, which would authorize the bargaining team to call a strike if management does not address staffing concerns which lead to patient safety issues.

National Nurses United
February 16, 2024

• NNU, • NNOC

Graphic "The National Labor Network for Ceasefire", raised sits with dove on top of it

New national labor network formed to “end the death and devastation” in the Israel-Hamas war

Seven national unions and over two hundred local unions today announce the formation of the National Labor Network for Ceasefire (NLNC) to “end the death and devastation” in the Middle East, and to expand support for the ceasefire among unions nationally.

National Labor Network for Ceasefire/National Nurses United
February 16, 2024

• NNU

Nurse holding up sign that reads "We are here for our patients."

Oroville Hospital nurses to hold informational picket to protest short-staffing, erosion of patient care standards, and deteriorating working conditions

Registered nurses at Oroville Hospital in Oroville, California, will hold an informational picket on Thursday, February 15, to protest chronic short-staffing conditions that jeopardize patient care and lead to high turnover and the loss of experienced nurses.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
February 14, 2024

• CNA, • NNU

Rep. Ash Kalra (AD 25), Sen. Dave Cortese (SD 15) on CNA panel for CalCare

Assemblymember Ash Kalra, California Nurses Association introduce CalCare legislation

AB 2200 would enact a comprehensive framework of governance, benefits, program standards, and health care cost controls for a single-payer health care coverage system in California, guaranteeing comprehensive, high-quality health care for all Californians as a human right.

California Nurses Association
February 7, 2024

Group of nurses outside holding huge petition with signatures

NMMC nurses and Fort Kent community members demand reinstatement of unjustly fired coworker

Registered nurses at the newly unionized Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, Maine, were joined by members of the local community as they marched on management to demand the reinstatement of their co-worker Tiffani Daigle, RN.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
February 7, 2024

• MSNA, • NNOC

Nurses in DC government hallway with signs "Safer hospitals safer care. Stop workplace violence before it happens"

NNU report shows increased rates of workplace violence experienced by nurses

A nationwide survey conducted by NNU found that the majority of nurses have experienced workplace violence and nearly half have seen a rise in rates in the past year.

National Nurses United
February 5, 2024

Four nurses insid hospital. Two sitting, two standing.

Machias nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital to hold rallies for patient safety

Union nurses and technicians at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, Maine, will hold rallies on Friday, Jan. 26 and on Saturday, Jan. 27 to demand management address patient safety, chronic short staffing, and staff retention.

Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
January 25, 2024

• MSNA, • NNOC

Group of 9 nurses smiling, one holds signs "Respect Nurses, Our Patients, Our Communitites

California Nurses Association statement on San Benito County Health Care District’s proposal to promote interim CEO, Mary Casillas

As nurses who are extremely concerned about the well-being of our community and patients at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, we are appalled and outraged that the San Benito Health Care District has chosen this time to elevate Mary Casillas’ status from interim to permanent CEO and offer a salary that would amount to greater than 30 percent increase in her salary. 

California Nurses Association
January 24, 2024

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