Barlow Respiratory Hospital

2000 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 202-6878

Shamora Freeman

Union Rep/Organizer
Shamora Freeman
Cell: (626) 841-6431

Nomination petition for upcoming Union Executive Board & Chapter Officer Elections

As we announced on Friday, you and your co-workers at Barlow Respiratory Hospital will nominate and elect Union Chapter Officers and Executive Board Members to provide Union leadership. Click »»» here to download the nomination petition. Also, if you haven’t already …

SEIU Local 121RN takes action to combat COVID-19, protect patients, RNs and other Healthcare Professionals

The importance of having a collective voice and the strength of standing together has never been more important. The COIVD-19 pandemic puts our entire society under a stress test, widening every hole in our safety net, exposing inequalities, showing the …

Update on your hospital and the Coronavirus

Dear SEIU Local 121RN Members: This is a follow-up to an email I sent you early last month about the request for information we sent to your employers. We asked them to provide details on concrete steps and protocols to …

*UPDATES* Coronavirus, your hospital and our Union…

PLEASE SIGN THE “PROTECT ALL WORKERS PETITION” here Click here for information on the action SEIU Local 121RN is taking Click here for SEIU California’s resource page Click here for SEIU’s Fact Sheet Click here for an FAQ from CDC, …

We win strong new contract!

RNs at Barlow Respiratory Hospital (one of the oldest hospitals in Los Angeles) launched our “Let us breathe” contract campaign, which made it clear to management that we won’t let them suffocate the hospital by cutting corners and failing to …

Press Release: Nurses win patient safety improvements in their Union contract with Barlow Respiratory Hospital in L.A.

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Los Angeles, California—The Registered Nurses at Barlow Respiratory Hospital reached a tentative agreement today with the hospital. Under the three-year agreement, RNs pushed for and won important contract language …

Introducing our new SEIU Local 121RN Executive Director, Rosanna Mendez

Dear SEIU Local 121RN Members, Tuesday, October 9th, our Executive Board (made up of your colleagues chosen by you to represent Union members at each of our hospitals) selected our new Executive Director, who will work with me and the …

Congratulations 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to the 11 SEIU Local 121RN members who were awarded an $1,000 scholarship toward their continued education, and one Union activist who received a $2,000 scholarship. We wish all winners and others who applied the best in your educational …

Title 22 requires safe ratios…and the law is on our side if we refuse to violate those ratios

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New Contracts Printed & Distributed

Our new Collective Bargaining Agreement has been printed and is being distributed to members. If you did not have a chance to attend one of our contract distribution events, please contact a Union Steward or our Union Rep to receive your copy.

Barlow New Contract Distribution Event

Receive a copy of your new Contract and learn about the latest updates that can benefit you and your coworkers!

We Have a Tentative Contract!

Highlights of the agreement include a 6.75% wage increase over 3 years, and maintenance of current language on job security.

Announcing Chapter Officer Elections

Now accepting nominations for SEIU 121RN Chapter Officers! Nomination petitions are due by March 12, so start getting your required signatures now. Return to a Union Steward or to our Union Representative.

What You Need to Know about Ebola

UPDATE: The CDC issued an infographic for healthcare workers, “Could It Be Ebola?” On October 15, Cal/OSHA issued an Interim Guidance document on Ebola. Click here to read it. The University of Nebraska Medical Center created two illustrated guides to …

New Contract Ratified!

SEIU Local 121RN members at Barlow Respiratory Hospital overwhelmingly approved our new three-year contract in voting at all three campuses March 11. All language contained in our previous contract will remain the same with only the addition of a 4 …

Inappropriate Flexing Being Investigated

The staffing office has been flexing part-time RNs while per diem nurses work. HR Director Jeanine Coatsworth was off on bereavement and will straighten it out when she returns.

Sleeping On-Shift Prohibited!

Just a reminder of hospital policy that sleeping is not allowed while on shift. When you are clocked in, you must be alert and working. Sleeping on the job can result in immediate termination. Below are the rules that were …