Press Releases

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 …

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 …

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: 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) …

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 …

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.