Dignity Health Nurses’ fight for patient safety and hospital security makes news!

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After five intense months of negotiations with management and a vigorous public campaign, Dignity Health Nurses reached a tentative agreement with management on a contract that will improve patient safety and hospital security. Here is wrap-up of news the campaign made along the way.

Coverage of Dignity Nurses’ pickets on July 30, 31 and August 6:

Oxnard, Camarillo nurses march at St. John’s hospitals, say they feel unsafe on the job
The Ventura County Star
Staffing shortages, security flaws and rises in psychiatric needs jeopardize the safety of employees and patients at St. John’s hospitals in Oxnard and Camarillo, according to union nurses who will vote later this month on a strike.
More from VC Star: Watch Nurses protest at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital

Dignity Health nurses protest over patient safety, staffing concerns
Becker’s Hospital Review
Dignity Health nurses in Southern California have launched a series of protests about what they say are unsafe conditions at three facilities, according to the union that represents them.

Enfermeros marchan por mejores condiciones para los pacientes
La Opinión

“Marchamos, principalmente, por la salud y bienestar de nuestros pacientes”, resumió el jueves Adriane Carrier, enfermera del hospital St. John’s Regional Medical Center, de Oxnard, California, quien junto a decenas de enfermeros, personal técnico y activistas marchaban frente Dignity Health´s Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Protesta de Enfermeras del hospital Northridge
EstrellaTV-Noticias 62 En Vivo
Cientos de enfermeras protestan afuera del centro médico del hospital Northridge, esta es la segunda de una serie de protestas basadas en la falta de personal y la seguridad de los pacientes.

Nurses picket Dignity Health in protest of unsafe conditions
KEYT Channel 3

CAMARILLO, Calif. – Hundreds of registered nurses from Dignity Health spent their Tuesday picketing outside of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. The nurses are protesting against what they say are unsafe conditions at three of their hospitals.

Nurses take to picket lines
The Camarillo Acorn
Registered nurses at Dignity Health hospitals in Camarillo, Oxnard and Northridge have staged protests against what they say are dangerously low staffing levels. Nurses represented by the Pasadena-based Service Employees International Union Local 121RN targeted the three facilities for the daylong marches, beginning July 31 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, where nurses protested over staffing cuts and a lack of security, union officials said.

Nurses rally for better working conditions
The VC Reporter
On Wednesday, July 31, about 150 nurses rallied outside of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard to demand more nurses and better security. They say patient safety is jeopardized because not enough nurses are on duty and the hospital needs to improve security procedures.

Nurses vote to authorize a 10-day strike:

St. John’s Nurses say they’ll strike August 30 unless agreement reached.
The Ventura County Star
Nurses at St. John’s hospital’s in Oxnard and Camarillo told their employer Monday they will leave their jobs on a 10-day strike starting Aug. 30 unless contract disputes are resolved.

Dignity Health nurses plan 10-day strike
Becker’s Hospital Review
More than 1,300 registered nurses from Dignity Health hospitals in Southern California plan to strike for 10 days beginning Aug. 30, unless a contract agreement is reached, according to the union that represents them.
Nurses threaten strike
Camarillo Acorn
Registered nurses at Dignity Health put the hospital on notice Monday that they’ll go on strike next week unless an agreement is reached on a new contract.

Strike called off; tentative agreement reached:

St. John’s nurses call off planned strike, agree to tentative contract
The Ventura County Star
Leaders of SEIU Local 121RN announced Friday night they reached a tentative agreement with Dignity Health on a five-year contract for registered nurses at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Dignity Health nurses call off 10-day strike
Becker’s Hospital Review
Registered nurses from Dignity Health hospitals in Southern California have called off a 10-day strike after reaching a contract agreement with their employer, according to the union that represents them.

Nurses, Dignity Health Reach Agreement, Avoiding Strike
My News LA
A planned strike by nurses against Dignity Health hospitals in Northridge, Oxnard and Camarillo was averted Friday when their union and Dignity Health tentatively agreed on a new contract after five months of negotiations.

California nurses call off Dignity Strike after winning concessions
Healthcare Dive
The current skirmish between Dignity Health and the nurses at the three hospitals involved nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, a hot-button issue that has led to labor unrest in other parts of the country, too — fueling strikes, rallies and even a midterm ballot initiative in Massachusetts.

Planned Strikes get called off by nurses in Oxnard and Camarillo
KEYT/ABC 3 
Multiple planned strikes were called off Monday by nurses after a tentative agreement was reached between the Nurses’ Union, SEIU Local 121RN, and their employer, Dignity Health.

 

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