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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Nurse holds sign "Save Lives, PPE Now"

Nurses applaud PPE bill signed by Gov. Newsom today

In a big win for nurses and other health care workers, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation today to require hospitals to create and maintain a stockpile of N95 masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

California Nurses Association
September 29, 2020
Nures hold memorial outside the Capitol

New report reveals widespread government failure to track and report data on Covid-19 deaths, testing, and infections

Today, National Nurses United (NNU) released a report, Sins of Omission: How Government Failures to Track Covid-19 Data Have Led to More Than 1,700 Health Care Worker Deaths and Jeopardize Public Health and a statement on Covid-19 data transparency. In both, NNU condemns the failure of federal and state governments to track and publicly report transparent, accurate, and timely data on the Covid-19 pandemic. The continued lack of detailed, consistent data endangers the health and lives of nurses, other health care workers, and their patients.

National Nurses United
September 28, 2020
San Joaquin County nurses hold signs "Protect Nurses"

Nurses in San Joaquin County’s health system to hold five-day strike, starting Oct. 7

Registered nurses at San Joaquin General Hospital will hold a five-day strike, starting Oct. 7 at 7:00 a.m. to denounce hospital management’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about patient care, safe staffing, and personal protective equipment (PPE), and to protest San Joaquin County executives’ demands for extreme contract changes.

California Nurses Association
September 26, 2020
Nurses holds sign "Protect Nurses"

Nurses at San Leandro and Alameda Hospitals give notice for five-day strike

Registered nurses at Alameda Hospital in Alameda, Calif. and San Leandro Hospital in San Leandro, Calif. today delivered Alameda Health System (AHS) management a 10-day notice for a five-day strike set to start on Oct. 7, 2020. The nurses authorized the strike, citing concerns over patient safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, management bargaining in bad faith with nurses at the table for nearly 2 years, punitive management actions which hinder recruitment and retention of experienced nurses, and persistent short staffing which jeopardizes safe patient care.

California Nurses Association
September 26, 2020
Amy Coney Barret

Nurses criticize election eve Supreme Court nominee, voice alarm at threat to women’s health and safety

National Nurses United criticized the decision of President Trump to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and strongly urges the Senate to honor her dying wish that she not be replaced until after the 2020 presidential race is decided.

National Nurses United
September 26, 2020