Press Release

UCSF Medical Center nurses to hold a virtual press conference to demand UC provide safe staffing and stronger workplace protections

Nurse in hospital hold signs "Safe Staffing Saves Lives"

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, registered nurses from UC San Francisco Medical Center will hold a virtual press conference to demand the university address ongoing staffing and patient safety issues highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) today.

UCSF nurses will speak out about patient care and safe staffing issues and demand that the university’s management prioritize patient care over profits.

“Throughout the ongoing Covid pandemic UC nurses have had to fight management for the PPE, safe staffing, and workplace protections RNs need to safely provide the care our patients and communities deserve,” said Maureen Dugan, UCSF registered nurse. “As union nurses and patient advocates, we will continue to hold UC accountable to the needs of our communities and demand the university prioritize safe patient care over profits.”

  • What: UCSF RN virtual press conference for safe staffing
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 12 p.m.
  • Where: Via Zoom link here

If you are interested in learning more about the situation at UCSF, registered nurses will be available at the event to speak to the press.

California Nurses Association represents more than 16,000 nurses in the University of California health system and is affiliated with National Nurses United, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of nurses, with more than 175,000 members nationwide.