Press Release

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

Two nurses on picket line smiling

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, announced California Nurses Association (CNA) today.

“After a long 12 months of bargaining and two historical strikes, nurses have won a contract that we are proud of,” said Sophia Sabido, RN in the Case Management department. “I’m proud to represent the amazing nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, who have remained united during this fight.”  

Highlights of the contract include: 

  • Safeguarding benefits and bargaining rights
  • Maintaining a fair wage structure
  • Elements that encourage safe staffing and recruitment and retention

The new pact covers the period from March 2023 to March 2027.

“With this contract, our nurses can return to work with peace of mind and a renewed commitment to patient care,” said Cody Kuok, RN in the Post Surgical unit. “We believe that, with this contract, the foundations are in place to recruit and retain the nurses needed to staff the new hospital.”

CNA represents more than 250 nurses at Cedars-Siani Marina del Rey Hospital.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the nation with 100,000 members in more than 200 facilities throughout California and nearly 225,000 RNs nationwide.