Press Statement from SEIU Local 121RN President on new California law bringing stronger whistleblower protections for nurses


September 25, 2017
CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024

SEIU Local 121RN President Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR, released the following statement on the Governor’s signing of AB 1102 (Rodriguez):

“The Registered Nurses of SEIU Local 121RN are grateful that Governor Brown agrees that patient safety is our state’s number one priority. California continues to lead the nation in the protection of patients and Registered Nurses.


“Those of us on the front line of patient care applaud this strong message from the Governor: Californians won’t tolerate a downward spiral of cut corners and diminished patient safety.

“Registered Nurses of SEIU Local 121RN will continue to push for higher standards and continue to challenge hospitals to be real partners with us and all Californians as we work together to strengthen patient care.”


Service Employees International Union, Local 121RN represents 8,500 registered nurses and professionals at 23 hospitals in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. This member-led organization is committed to supporting optimum working conditions that allow nurses to provide quality patient care and safety.


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