Jan. 2017 121RN Newsletter

Workplace Violence Prevention Regulation Effective April 2017

WPV Thumb LREmployers must begin implementing the three recordkeeping and reporting requirements in the new Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Standard for Healthcare by April 1, 2017.  The Workplace Violence Prevention Plan itself, training employees on the Plan, and reviewing the Plan will be implemented by April 1, 2018. Read more


Union Wins Staffing, Equipment Improvements at West Hills

Brian Williams West Hills ThumbAs a result of a staffing dispute filed by our Union, SEIU Local 121RN, a team of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center RNs and Union staff negotiated with management in front of a federal mediator on Nov. 16-17, 2016, to address chronic staffing and equipment issues. Read more


Monterey Park RNs Join 121RN & Negotiate Strong First Contract

MPH Barg Team Sept 14 2016 ThumbAfter bargaining all day and late into the night today on Nov. 11, the Monterey Park Hospital RN Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on their first contract. Read more


Union Mediation Team Wins 6 F/T Relief RNs!

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After two months of meeting with Riverside Community Hospital management, and members preparing to strike over staffing, a team of Registered Nurse members of SEIU 121RN and Union staff successfully negotiated for six relief RNs to be hired and scheduled (3 day and 3 night shifts) seven days per week. Read more


Hollywood Pres RNs Reduce Healthcare Costs, Gain 3% Yearly Raise

IMG_4394 edit HROn Nov. 30, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center management gave our SEIU 121RN and SEIU UHW-West Bargaining Team their last, best and final offer. Members voted Dec. 6-7 to accept management’s contract offer and avoid a 5-day strike. Read more


NLRB Orders Encino to Issue Back Pay to RNs Who Lost Income


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled in favor of Registered Nurses represented by SEIU Local 121RN in response to a complaint we filed in 2011 over Encino Hospital Medical Center’s discontinuation of Anniversary Step Increases after our collective bargaining agreement expired. Read more

Political Update: Gomez Revamps PFL

Jimmy Gomez Thumb LRAssemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-51) attended the SEIU 121RN December Executive Board meeting where he spoke about his legislative accomplishments in Sacramento. This year, he passed a law that will revamp the Paid Family Leave Act to make it more accessible for all Californians. Read more


SEIU Local 121RN 2016 Scholarship Winners

Marietta Sperry PTMC 2016 ThumbCongratulations to the 14 members who were awarded a SEIU 121RN $1,000 scholarship toward their continued education, and one Union activist who received a $2,000 scholarship. Read more


College Hospital Membership Continues to Grow

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SEIU 121RN welcomes the College Hospital Cerritos LVNs and LPTs to our local. While the RNs were preparing to begin bargaining, we were informed that management initiated a campaign against the LVN/LPT Bargaining Unit at College Hospital of Cerritos to have them become non-Union and thereby eliminate their job security and other guaranteed benefits. Read more






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