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PRESS RELEASE: Senator Leyva (D-Chino) *re*introduces bill to end patient suffering in dangerously understaffed hospitals

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter (805) 312-0024   Patients suffer when hospitals break the law. Determined, Senator Connie M. Leyva reintroduces a bill to improve hospital patient safety. Sacramento, CA—Today, State Senator Connie M. Leyva (D–Chino) …

Press Release: **Next Week** is National Nurses Week

PRESS RELEASE FOR May 6-12, 2018 CONTACT: Terry Carter (805) 312-0024 International Nurses Day: May 12 National Nurses Week: May 6-12 Union Nurses: Busy advocating for patients Los Angeles, CA–Nurses Week is a great time to recognize the work of …

Press Release: RNs speak out today with SB 1288 author Senator Connie M. Leyva to improve hospital patient safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2018 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024   Sacramento, CA—Today, nurses gathered prior to the Senate Health Committee hearing on SB 1288 to voice their strong support for the bill. State Senator Connie M. Leyva (D–Chino) …

*Media Advisory* => For hospital patient safety, RNs join Senator Leyva in support of SB 1288

FOR: April 18, 2018 CONTACT: Terry Carter (805) 312-0024   Patient Safety Crisis: Stop Repeat Offender Hospitals! For hospital patient safety, RNs join Senator Leyva in support of SB 1288 WHAT: RNs will add their voices in strong support of …

Press Statement: Congratulations from SEIU Local 121RN President as Senator Atkins is sworn in as 1st female pro Tem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2018 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024   SEIU Local 121RN President Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR, released the following statement to congratulate the new Senate pro Tem: “It’s fitting that longtime champion for women and California’s …

PRESS RELEASE: Senator Connie M. Leyva introduces SB 1288 to improve hospital patient safety after nurses sound alarm on California hospitals’ unsafe staffing crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2018 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024   Sacramento, CA—Today, State Senator Connie M. Leyva (D–Chino) introduced SB 1288, co-sponsored by SEIU Local 121RN and SEIU California State Council. SB 1288 will mandate unannounced inspections of …

*PRESS RELEASE* Statement from SEIU Local 121RN President on the House and Senate agreement on the Republican Tax Plan

“…13 million steps back.” SEIU Local 121RN President Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR, released the following statement: “Those on Capitol Hill continue their relentless attacks on Americans’ healthcare. They tried all summer and into the fall—and failed due to public outcry—to …

*PRESS RELEASE* Nurses sound alarm on SoCal’s hospital staffing crisis: Patient safety watchdog agency turns blind eye

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   November 6, 2017 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 San Bernardino, CA—The Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals of SEIU Local 121RN, joined by Senate Health Committee Chair Dr. Ed Hernandez, Senate Health Committee Member Connie Leyva and Assemblymember …

*MEDIA ADVISORY* Nurses sound alarm on SoCal’s hospital staffing crisis: Patient safety watchdog agency turns blind eye

For:    November 6, 2017 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 WHAT:    The Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals of SEIU Local 121RN, joined by Senate Health Committee Chair Dr. Ed Hernandez, will gather in front of the San Bernardino offices of the California …

President Trump’s Executive Order on Affordable Care Act—Statement from SEIU Local 121RN President

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2017 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 SEIU Local 121RN President Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR, released the following statement on the President’s signing of his Executive Order: “Make no mistake, the President’s Executive Order …

Press Statement from SEIU Local 121RN President on new California law bringing stronger whistleblower protections for nurses

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2017 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 SEIU Local 121RN President Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR, released the following statement on the Governor’s signing of AB 1102 (Rodriguez): “The Registered Nurses of SEIU Local 121RN …

RNs Donate $1,000 to Fledgling ‘Paws For Troops’ Group

The SEIU Local 121RN Leadership Council approved a $1,000 donation to a group that hopes to connect returning servicemen and women with volunteer opportunities at animal shelters, non-profit animal rescues and other animal facilities.

RCH nurses up ante in negotiations

More than 800 registered nurses at Riverside Community Hospital have threatened to strike unless there is more progress in contract talks that have dragged on for most of this year.