Press Release

UCLA Nurses Rally To Demand Safe Staffing and Appropriate Protections to Protect Nurses and Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

UCLA nurses wearing buttons supporting safe staffing ratios

To protest the recent staffing cuts and inadequate access to COVID-19 related protections for frontline health care workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at UCLA Westwood Medical Center are holding a rally and media availability during their lunch break on July, 29. Nurses will be available to describe recent staffing cuts which put patients and nurses at risk, and the lack of access to COVID-19 testing and safe personal protective equipment, announced California Nurses Association (CNA).

Union nurses will hold a rally to call on UCLA to immediately end any efforts to increase nurse to patient staffing assignments in multiple inpatient units, including one of the designated COVID-19 units, and to end the unsafe decontamination and reuse of N95 respirators throughout UCLA Health.

What: Registered nurses to rally against unsafe staffing and insufficient COVID-19 protections for frontline health care workers
When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020   Nurses will gather at 11:30 a.m. (PT) Rally at  12pm (PT).
Where: 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles 90024 (meet in front of the valet on Westwood)