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2012-12-11 20:21:04

INGLEWOOD, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning Centinela Hospital Medical Center is pleased to announce today a precedent-setting labor agreement with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. More than 500 registered nurses represented by CNA/NNU overwhelmingly approved the three-year agreement that most notably includes a first in the nation needlestick and workplace violence insurance benefit funded by the employer. "Centinela Hospital Medical...

2012-12-07 20:21:41

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, Calif. have enthusiastically approved a new agreement that most notably includes a precedent-setting needlestick and workplace violence insurance benefit funded by the employer, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More than 600 RNs represented by CNA/NNU overwhelmingly voted to accept the pact in ratification membership meetings held on Wednesday and Thursday....

2012-06-18 06:30:41

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the U.S. Supreme Court decision expected imminently on the fate of the 2010 healthcare law, nurses, physicians, and healthcare activists will begin a three-week tour of California cities Tuesday as a reminder that the healthcare crisis continues to worsen and genuine, comprehensive reform is still needed. Beginning in San Diego June 19 and ending on July 12 in Anaheim, the Medicare for All tour will crisscross the state with stops in nearly...

2012-06-15 14:21:43

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA), with the dogged assistance of United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), is waging a new campaign to overturn California's historic law mandating minimum RN-to-patient ratios, a landmark state law that has been proven to save thousands of patient lives. UHW President Dave Regan, who recently signed a partnership deal with CHA, the lobbying arm of the state's wealthy hospital industry,...

2012-03-16 10:21:38

OAKLAND, Calif., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a hard fought organizing campaign, RNs at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital in Northern California voted to affiliate with the California Nurses Association, the state's largest organization of RNs. In a secret ballot election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, Sutter Tracy RNs voted 83 to 70 to join CNA. Overall, CNA now represents 6,200 RNs at 16 Sutter facilities, one of the biggest and wealthiest hospital chains...

2012-02-02 18:48:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With ongoing cuts to healthcare, education, and other basic services, and greater national income disparity than during the Depression, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced its support for the Millionaires Tax of 2012 initiative. "It's time to end the ugly cycle of repeated cuts to the bone in vital services and education that are inflicting greater pain and suffering daily in our state and our communities...

2011-12-21 09:58:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurses are poised to hold a one-day strike at California's second largest private hospital and one of its most profitable corporate hospital chains Thursday, December 22 over patient care protections and corporate hospital demands for sweeping concessions. The nurses are members of California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. The strike will affect 2,000 RNs at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital in Long...

2011-10-07 19:39:00

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today praised the decision by California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign an important workplace safety bill to protect registered nurses and other healthcare employees from disabling injuries and safeguard patients from preventable falls. AB 1136 (Swanson), sponsored by CNA/NNU, requires all California hospitals to have a safe patient handling policy, including "lift teams" trained to move patients...

2011-09-22 20:29:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of California registered nurses walked picket lines and joined rallies Thursday, part of a massive strike by 23,000 RNs at 34 hospitals in Northern and Central California. The one-day strike by members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United sent a strong message to two of the biggest and most profitable hospital chains in the state, Sutter and Kaiser Permanente plus Children's Hospital Oakland. See photos...

2011-09-09 17:52:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 23,000 registered nurses at 34 Northern and Central California hospitals will hold a one-day strike Thursday, September 22, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. The strike affects two of California's largest and most profitable hospital chains, Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente, as well as Children's Hospital Oakland. A centerpiece of the strike at the Sutter hospitals is Sutter's unprecedented...