A Powerful Voice for Patient and Nurse Safety in Southern California.
We are nurses and other healthcare professionals at 23 hospitals throughout Southern California. We use our collective voice and united strength to advocate—through legislation, contract negotiations, patient advocacy and community partnerships—for safe staffing levels, adequate equipment and resources, workplace violence protections and other critical issues affecting patient and nurse safety.
Representing roughly 8,500 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals—and growing—SEIU Local 121RN has a full-time staff of nearly 40 and is headquartered in Pasadena. We have regional offices in Los Angeles County, Ventura County and the Inland Empire.
Local 121RN works with our members to solve workplace problems that endanger both nurses and patients, enforce our hard-won contract protections and defend Registered Nurses and the patients we care for at each facility and in the State of California at the legislative level.
Local 121RN is an autonomous and self-governing organization. The Union is a highly focused, efficiently operated, membership-led organization dedicated to ensuring that registered nurses and other healthcare professionals have the staffing, resources and commonsense workplace protections that allow us to do our jobs: to expertly care for patients and ensure the highest patient safety standards.
SEIU Local 121RN is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union, with more than 2 million members worldwide. SEIU, our parent organization, is the nation’s largest healthcare workers’ Union with more than 750,000 RNs, doctors, technicians and others, including 25,000 Registered Nurses in California. Local 121RN was formed in 2002. Our parent organization, SEIU, has been around since 1921.
Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR
Jeannie King, RN
Lorraine Myrick, RN