RN Political News – October 2016

Sacramento Comes to PasadenaEd Hernandez alone LR crop

Healthcare and labor warriors State Senator Ed Hernandez and State Treasurer John Chiang both addressed the SEIU 121RN Executive Board over the past couple of months. The Executive Board thanked both Senator Hernandez and Treasurer Chiang for their help in our union’s organizing campaign at Monterey Park Hospital. Read More

Workplace Violence Prevention Standard Passed!

IMG_8766 LR cropOn Thursday, Oct. 20, the final Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Standard was unanimously adopted at the California Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards Board meeting in Oakland. In 2013, California healthcare workers, led by SEIU Local 121RN and the SEIU Nurse Alliance of California, petitioned Cal/OSHA and the OSH Standards Board for a Workplace Violence Prevention Standard for Healthcare Workers. Read More


‘Call’ for Nurses to Vote Yes on 56

Amina Mohammed phonebankingOur Union is making a difference in the upcoming elections. Since Labor Day, members and staff have called other members to educate them on the importance of passing Proposition 56. The California Healthcare, Research & Prevention Tax Act of 2016 (commonly known as the “Tobacco Tax” of 2016) will add a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes, and a comparable amount on other nicotine and tobacco products. Read More

Healthcare & Nursing Legislative Update

SEIU 121RN members with Senator Richard Roth during a lobbying visit at the State Capitol. L-R: Jim Owen, RN; Katherine Kaiser-Reeves, RN; Gayle Batiste, RN; Maria Elena Diaz, RN; Jeannie King, RN; Senator Roth; Violeta Aguilar-Wyrick, 121RN Health & Safety Specialist; Dennis King, 121RN Associate Member.

SEIU 121RN nurses were active advocates throughout this year’s legislative session on bills that would affect the nursing and healthcare industries. Read More



Legislative Report Card

This report card tallies how California’s 80 Assembly Members and 40 Senators voted on SEIU Local 121RN legislative priorities. Read More

Ballot Measure Voter Guide

Vote hereWith the elections around the corner, use this handy list of ballot measures endorsed by SEIU State Council and SEIU 121RN members at town halls. Read More


Candidates Voter Guide

A list of candidates endorsed by SEIU State Council and SEIU 121RN members at town halls. Read More

Voter Information

Vote Nov 8Are you registered to vote? If you need to register, you can now do so online.  The last day to register and be eligible to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election is Oct. 24, 2016. Read More


When We Unite, Politicians Listen

Protecting ourselves, our jobs, our profession and our communities isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue — it’s an American issue. That’s why the SEIU COPE program holds politicians accountable to ensure they join us in supporting ideas and policies that will advance quality jobs, safety on-the-job, a strong economy, and healthy communities. Read More

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