Press Releases

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Licensed Medical Professionals form Union at Prime Healthcare’s Encino Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Hal Weiss, (213) 247-4585 July 7, 2020 Professionals will join Registered Nurses and others in their industry in their united fight for patient safety, as members of SEIU 121RN. Encino, CA—Licensed Medical Professionals employed at Encino …

Press Release: Riverside Nurses strike for patient safety

For Immediate Release:  Friday, June 26, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Shamezo Lumukanda, (818) 652-3260 Hal Weiss, (213) 247-4585 Nurses’ frustration levels skyrocket as hospital’s lack of safety before & during pandemic continues. They strike over cuts to staffing …

Press Release: Nurses issue 10-day strike notice at Riverside Community Hospital and plead for staffing and safety.

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 22, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Nurses’ frustration levels skyrocket as hospital’s lack of safety before & during pandemic continues. Cuts to staffing and other changes implemented unilaterally by the hospital. Riverside, CA–Registered Nurses …

Media Advisory: Union RNs to offer **FIRST AID** in solidarity with Women’s March

For: January 18, 2020 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Shamezo Lumukanda, (626) 491-2208 NOTE: SEIU Local 121RN nurses will also march; they will gather at 9:00 a.m. in Pershing Square WHAT:    In solidarity with the tens of thousands of L.A. …

Press Release: Nurses’ “Stop Repeat Offender Hospitals” patient safety bill becomes law on January 1st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 Los Angeles, CA—In October, Governor Newsom signed SB 227 into law, agreeing with Nurses and other healthcare professionals that hospitals must put patient safety before profits and stop their corner-cutting …

Nurses win patient safety improvements in their Union contract with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2019 CONTACT: Hal Weiss, (213) 247-4585 Pomona, California—Registered Nurses at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new Union contract today, solidifying a tentative agreement reached with the hospital after four months …

PRESS RELEASE: Licensed Medical Professionals Vote to Form Union at Los Robles Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2019 CONTACT: Hal Weiss (213) 247-4585 Professionals will join Registered Nurses and others in their industry in their fight for patient safety, as members of SEIU 121RN. Thousand Oaks, CA—Licensed Medical Professionals employed at Los …

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 …