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Media Advisory: Union RNs to offer **FIRST AID** in solidarity with Women’s March

For: January 18, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Shamezo Lumukanda, (626) 491-2208 NOTE: SEIU Local 121RN nurses will also march; they will gather at 9:00 a.m. in Pershing Square WHAT:    In solidarity with the tens of thousands of L.A. …

Los Robles hospital employees join union in hopes of increased staffing, better pay.

By Tom Kisken, VC Star. Nearly 120 healthcare workers at Los Robles hospital in Thousand Oaks are joining a union in a drive some said drew pushback from the employer and was certified Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board. Pharmacists, clinical laboratory …

Press Release: Nurses’ “Stop Repeat Offender Hospitals” patient safety bill becomes law on January 1st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Los Angeles, CA—In October, Governor Newsom signed SB 227 into law, agreeing with Nurses and other healthcare professionals that hospitals must put patient safety before profits and stop their corner-cutting …

Nurses win patient safety improvements in their Union contract with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2019 CONTACT: Hal Weiss, (213) 247-4585 Pomona, California—Registered Nurses at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new Union contract today, solidifying a tentative agreement reached with the hospital after four months …

Pomona nurses vote yes on new contract that includes 12% raises over 4 years

By Jack Katzanek. Nurses at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center have overwhelmingly voted to accept a new contract with the hospital, ending five months of negotiations. The 1,200 registered nurses at the hospital voted to accept the four-year contract, with …

Pomona Valley nurses’ authorize a strike as contract negotiations continue

Registered nurses at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center voted Wednesday to authorize a strike, a union spokesperson said. Read more here. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Ventura County Star: Jobs to be eliminated in restructuring at Oxnard, Camarillo hospitals

More than 30 employees at St. John’s hospitals in Oxnard and Camarillo have been told their positions will be eliminated next month in what a hospital representative called a restructuring, not a reduction. Read more here.   Did you like this? Share …

Statement from SEIU Local 121RN President on new law to improve hospital patient safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 SEIU Local 121RN President Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR, released the following statement on the Governor’s signing of SB 227 (Leyva): “The Registered Nurses of SEIU Local 121RN are grateful …

PRESS RELEASE: SB 227 Author Senator Leyva, Speaker Rendon, Legislators Join Nurses to Demand Safety for Hospital Patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2019 CONTACTS: Terry Carter (805) 312-0024 Jenna Thompson (916) 444-7280 SB 227 Author Senator Leyva, Speaker Rendon, Legislators Join Nurses to Demand Safety for Hospital Patient… Patients suffer when hospitals ignore the law. Sacramento, CA—Speaker …

PRESS RELEASE: Nurses to Governor »»» YES on SB 227. Patients suffer when hospitals ignore the law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter (805) 312-0024 Sacramento, CA—Nurses applaud legislators today for sending SB 227 to the Governor’s desk. The bill, authored by State Senator Connie M. Leyva (D–Chino), addresses California hospitals’ unsafe staffing levels …

Media Advisory: RNs urge Governor to sign SB 227

For:    September 10, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 NURSES SOUND THE ALARM: Patients suffer when hospitals ignore the law. As SB 227 heads to Governor’s desk, RNs take “Midnight Ride to Sacramento” to urge support for this important patient …

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

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 …

Press Release: Looming Nurse strike called off at Dignity Hospitals

  For Immediate Release: August 23, 2019 CONTACT: Hal Weiss, (213) 247-4585 Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Looming Nurse strike called off at Dignity Hospitals. RNs win patient safety, hospital security improvements in their new contract. Pasadena California—Planned strikes by Nurses …

Press Release: Nurses protest dangerously low staffing, poor security and demand safety for patients at Dignity Health’s Northridge Hospital Medical Center

For Immediate Release: August 1, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Hal Weiss, (213) 247-4585 Nurses protest dangerously low staffing, poor security and demand safety for patients at Dignity Health’s Northridge Hospital Medical Center Union RNs to Dignity Health: “Value …

Lake County News: “Leyva bill improving hospital patient safety passes Senate”

The California State Senate has passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

PRESS RELEASE: California Senate passes SB 227 (Leyva) designed to remedy hospitals’ staffing crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter (805) 312-0024 Nurses report that patients suffer when hospitals break the law… Sacramento, CA—Nurses sounded the alarm on California hospitals’ unsafe staffing levels. Senators today heeded that alarm. In a 21-to-13 …

ABC, CBS, etc: TV news clips from our participation in May Day march and rally 2019

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Media Advisory: Union RNs to offer **FIRST AID** in solidarity with May Day marchers

For:  May 1, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter (805) 312-0024 WHAT:    In solidarity with the thousands of L.A. women and men anticipated to participate in Wednesday’s march and rallies, the RNs of SEIU Local 121RN will provide First Aid services from their …

Telemundo & La Estrella: TV news clips from our candlelight vigil in Glendora

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People’s World: “Marching on May Day: Los Angeles coalition plans major demo”

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