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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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Politico Pro: “Unions push lawmakers for strict enforcement of nurse-patient ratios”

By Angela Hart 04/11/2019 03:34 PM EDT SACRAMENTO — California hospitals are fighting a renewed effort by organized labor to step up enforcement of nurse staffing ratios, saying it’s nearly impossible to meet requirements that minimum ratios be met “at …

ABC, Fox and more: TV coverage of our “Stop Repeat Offender Hospitals” bill, SB 227

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Press Release: SB 227—Patients suffer when hospitals break the law

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 At their press conference today, Nurses sound the alarm: Patients suffer when hospitals break the law. Sacramento, CA—Today, Nurses gathered prior to the Senate Health Committee hearing on SB …

Media Advisory: RNs join Senator Leyva in support of SB 227

Media Advisory For:  April 10, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 WHAT: At their press conference, RNs will express their strong support of SB 227 (Leyva) prior to the bill’s hearing later that day in the Senate Health Committee. WHY: …

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 …

PRESS RELEASE: Nurses at Pacifica Hospital—last true “community hospital” in the San Fernando Valley—avert strike

Southern California—A strike has been averted at the last community hospital of the San Fernando Valley, as Registered Nurses at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley celebrate after an agreement was reached last Thursday evening between the nurses’ union and hospital. Under …