Press Releases

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 …

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 …

Media Advisory: RNs urge Governor to sign SB 227

For:    September 10, 2019 CONTACT: Terry Carter, (805) 312-0024 NURSES SOUND THE ALARM: Patients suffer when hospitals ignore the law. As SB 227 heads to Governor’s desk, RNs take “Midnight Ride to Sacramento” to urge support for this important patient …

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 …

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 …