Our safe staffing bill just cleared its first hurdle!

Dear SEIU Local 121RN Members,

On Tuesday, I and other SEIU Local 121RN members went up to Sacramento to testify before the Senate Health Committee on our “Stop Repeat Offender Hospitals” bill, SB 227.

I have some great news! The Committee overwhelmingly approved our bill, 6 to 2! Getting through this committee was the first step to making sure this bill becomes a law. Click »»» here here to see how the Committee Members voted.

Click »»» here to listen to our testimony before the Committee and see all of the RNs who voiced support, including Samantha:

Click »»» here to watch news coverage and our press conference that day!


I wasn’t surprised at the opposition’s comments, but they hit me hard all the same. They blamed Nurses for their dangerously low staffing last year, too. Our bill’s next challenge is the Senate Appropriations Committee, where our employers will once again try to blame us.

Are you ready to fight their fairytale?

Learn more about how a bill becomes a law at our Legislative Lobby & Media Training here at our Union hall on April 25th. Click »»» here to RSVP.

In unity,
Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR
President, SEIU Local 121RN


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