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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 …

Becker’s Hospital Review: “RNs plan 10-day March strike in California”

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PRESS RELEASE: Nurses at the last true “community hospital” in the San Fernando Valley announce 10-DAY STRIKE

Southern California—The Registered Nurses of SEIU Local 121RN at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley announced yesterday that they will launch a 10-day Unfair Labor Practice strike. The strike will begin at 7 a.m. on March 5th. Nurses have used their …

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) …

L.A. Valley College’s *The Valley Star*: “Women’s March fragmented but not broken”

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L.A. Daily News: “Strikes called off at San Fernando Valley area hospitals”

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L.A. Daily News: “Nurses picket Burbank hospital, while strikes are called at hospitals in Van Nuys, Hollywood”

Nurses negotiating a contract with their employers at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center picketed the Burbank hospital Thursday as they gathered to vote on authorizing a potential strike. The hospital’s nearly 900 nurses are represented by Service Employees International Union Local …