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Members Speak Out—COVID-19” media section.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Healthcare Dive story on “union activity during the pandemic” quotes RCH member and notes Encino Professionals’ Union vote!

Pandemic spurs national union activity among hospital workers. Healthcare Dive Leading healthcare business outlet Healthcare Dive took a look at the healthcare workers across the country who have been stepping up and speaking out during the pandemic. Their story leads …

LA Times COVID surge story features two RCH members on why #SafeStaffingSavesLives

With coronavirus patients filling up Inland Empire hospitals, nurses are desperate for relief. The Los Angeles Times Two Riverside Community Hospital RNs are intereviewed in this LA Times story about the latest COVID surge. Their insightful commentary makes one thing …

CBS Evening News on the California surge; PPE shortages, features 121RN memebers

“Medical workers are sounding the alarm about a shortage of PPE,” reports CBS Evening News Anchor Norah O’Donnel. They include RNs from West Hills and Riverside Community Hospitals, who were featured in this broadcast. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Breaking: All the coverage of our RCH Strike!

Riverside Community Hospital Nurses are ON STRIKE for Safe Staffing. Nearly 600 Nurses came out to picket on the first shift of the first day of the strike, which runs until 7 a.m. on July 6. Bookmark this page to …

COVID-19 media wrap: Nurses on the front lines.

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, SEIU 121RN members are sounding the alarm about what is happening inside hospital walls. Their hope is that these reports will help save the lives of their patients—and their fellow Nurses. Riverside Community Hospital RN …

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 …

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 …

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—at Northridge, St. John’s Regional and St. John’s Pleasant Valley hospitals—reached a tentative agreement with management on a contract that will improve patient safety and …

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

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

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