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Press Release: “Patients’ Right to Know” bill AB 1422 passes in Assembly floor vote; heads to Senate

Bill would expose dangerously low hospital staffing & ensure patients’ right to know.

Rancho Cucamonga Nurses Vote to Form Union

Nurses employed at Kindred Hospital Rancho voted in an overwhelming majority on Wednesday to join SEIU 121RN, a Union that represents registered nurses and other licensed healthcare professionals in California.

New Assembly bill would expose dangerously low hospital staffing & ensure PATIENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW.

 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2021 CONTACT: Terry Carter (805) 312-0024 Hal Weiss (213) 247-4585 Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel introduces AB 1422 to bring public transparency to the dangerous practice of sidestepping nurse-to-patient ratio regulations. Sacramento, CA—On February 19, …

Prime settles with Encino Medical Professionals unjustly fired for Union organizing; leading healthcare industry outlets report.

Readers of leading healthcare industry-news outlets Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review learned about the cost of undermining workers’ organizing rights, from coverage of the settlement of NLRB charges against Prime Healthcare brought by our Union.  Under the terms of …

Press release: STRIKE AVERTED at HCA hospitals

For Immediate Release:  Saturday, December 19, 2020 CONTACT:  Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 —STRIKE AVERTED— Union Nurses & Licensed Healthcare Professionals make history with new pandemic safety guarantees in their union contract at   —Los Robles Regional Medical Center— —Riverside Community …

Press Release: Southland Nurses and Licensed Professionals call 10-day strike

 For Immediate Release: Monday, December 14, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Behemoth for-profit national hospital corporation pushes Nurses & Licensed Healthcare Professionals to call a 10-day ULP strike at: —Los Robles Regional Medical Center— —Riverside Community Hospital— —West Hills Hospital …

HCA members vote to authorize a STRIKE! *Media Roundup*

On December 10, we announced that Nurses and Licensed Medical Professionals at three Hospital Corporation of America facilities voted to authorize an unfair labor practice strike. The vote shows that Nurses and healthcare professionals at West Hills Hospital and Medical …

PRESS RELEASE: Nurses & healthcare professionals overwhelmingly authorize a strike

 For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 10, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Nurses & healthcare professionals overwhelmingly authorize a strike at:  —Los Robles Regional Medical Center— —Riverside Community Hospital— —West Hills Hospital & Medical Center—  “Our line in the sand is …

RN issues bleak warning on NBC4 LA “When we’re gone, there’s nobody that’s going to take care of you.”

Amid a surge of COVID patients in LA hospitals, more frontline healthcare workers are testing positive for the virus. Riverside Community Rapid Response Nurse Erin McIntosh spoke to NBC4 LA about the crisis facing hospitals: “When we’re gone, there’s just …

Press release: Nurses & healthcare professionals at Los Robles Regional Medical Center hold informational picket.

BREAKING UPDATE to the press release below: Nurses at Los Robles, West Hills and Riverside Community hospitals will hold a strike authorization vote next week. If members vote “yes,” this would authorize the Bargaining Team to call a strike if …

Univision 34 LA: Nurses plead with the community to take the pandemic seriously

On the frontlines, Nurses witness the worst ravages of COVID-19. So when they see friends and neighbors gathered in large, maskless groups, their frustration is understandable. Our member, St John’s Regional Medical Center RN Jannet Wharton shared her view with Univision 34 LA. …

Riverside Nurse speaks with NBC LA about ICU overwhelmed by COVID-19

As Riverside, California braces for an even worse Coronavirus surge, Riverside Community Hospital RN Randy Duarte tells NBC’s Tony Shin what it’s like to work in a hard-hit, understaffed ICU, where 23 of the 29 beds are occupied by COVID …

VC Star speaks to Nurses and other healthcare workers about inadequate PPE at Ventura County hospitals: ”We could bring it back home”

A Ventura County Star report on healthcare workers’ ongoing lack of PPE featured comments by our Union President and St. John’s Regional Medical Center Nurse Dr. Nina Wells, and SJRMC RN Jannet Wharton. Asked about Nurses access to live-saving PPE, …

LA Times: Massive Cal/OSHA fines at Hollywood Presbyterian following Celia Marcos COVID death investigation

In today’s LA Times, more breaking news related to the tragic death of our Union sister, Hollywood Presbyterian Nurse Celia Marcos. Cal/OSHA issued a $57,120 fine after its investigators found multiple violations, including unsafe exposures among staff on April 3, …

Becker’s lists 5 Nurses “saving lives off the job”; including our fallen RN Celia Marcos

In its list of Nurses “saving lives off the job” leading healthcare industry news outlet Becker’s Hospital Review honored our fallen Union sister, Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital Nurse Celia Marcos. Celia’s final, heroic act was to respond to a code involving …

Press Release: California Nurses’ Union says latest CDC reversal is last straw; puts out its own pandemic safety guidelines.

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 21, 2020   CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Los Angeles, CA–The Registered Nurses of SEIU Local 121RN put forward their own pandemic safety guidelines today (outlined below) in response to the CDC’s recent move to acknowledge …

PRESS RELEASE: COMPREHENSIVE PANDEMIC PPE LEGISLATION WILL SAVE LIVES AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE CRISES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2020   Contact: Mike Roth, 916.813.1554 Maria Elena Jauregui, 818.355.5291 (Spanish-language)   COMPREHENSIVE PANDEMIC PPE LEGISLATION WILL SAVE LIVES AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE CRISES Sacramento, CA—Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California applauded the …

PRESS RELEASE: Nurses launch radio ad campaign to sound the alarm on serious deficiencies—during a pandemic—in three very profitable southland hospitals.

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 17, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Nurses and Licensed Healthcare Professionals at: Los Robles Regional Medical Center Riverside Community Hospital, and West Hills Hospital and Medical Center …also decry harsh retaliation of those who …

Press Release: Hospital retaliates against Nurses who held a 10-day strike for safe staffing

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Hospital retaliates against Nurses who held a 10-day strike for safe staffing. Riverside Community Hospital plans to throw away 842 years of nursing experience. Riverside, CA–Registered Nurses who …

Statement from SEIU Local 121RN Executive Director on the passing of Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 SEIU Local 121RN Executive Director Rosanna Mendez released the following statement: “The Nurses and healthcare professionals of SEIU Local 121RN mourn the loss of civil rights champion Representative John …