Riverside Community Hospital

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4445 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 788-3000
Website

Jose Alatorre - for web

Union Rep/Organizer
Jose Alatorre
(626) 318-5306
alatorrej@seiu121rn.org

Nomination petition for upcoming Union Executive Board & Chapter Officer Elections

As we announced on Friday, you and your co-workers at Riverside Community Hospital will nominate and elect Union Chapter Officers and Executive Board Members to provide Union leadership. Click »»» here to download the nomination petition. Also, if you haven’t …

Nurses respond to HCA ad claiming “care above all else”

While Nurses and Licensed Healthcare Professionals at HCA hospitals cry out for resources during the pandemic, the company uses its resources to place full-page, full-color Sunday edition ads in the Los Angeles Times. Out of frustration, Union members put out …

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 …

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 …

We’re waiting for something *MEANINGFUL* on safer staffing.

#SafeStaffingSavesLives November 5, 2020 We’ve proposed proper staffing levels—with the appropriate expertise!—to safely care for patients. We proposed language comparable to the improvements the hospital started to make last year. Instead of a meaningful counter proposal, the hospitals trotted out …

A Riverside Community hospital Nurse’s painful COVID-19 Journey

Our member, Nurse Jennifer Gooding details her arduous 15-month recovery after contracting COVID-19 at Riverside Community Hospital, which has been a hot-spot for Nurse infections. “During my first day back at work, my oxygen level plummeted to 82% [anything below 90% is considered …

Our Chief Negotiator to management => “Come prepared next time!”

Our Bargaining Team is working hard to make things better. Management continues to offer nothing but reductions, take-aways and stalling when it comes to the important improvements that need to happen now to protect patients and staff.   Our contract …

Mixed news on a bad Charge Nurses decision.

Dear 121RN Member: We learned that the Arbitrator in our case against the hospital has granted management the right to create its Clinical Nurse Coordinator position and eliminate the Charge Nurse position. That decision, however, was based on claims that the …

We’re serious. This is life and death. We are here to make serious recommendations for Nurse and Health Professional health and safety.

While management has shown some willingness to take some small steps, they have not agreed to anything significant. We have now sat “across from them” at our online bargaining table for months. During that time, more of us have fallen …

Because we’ve shown STRENGTH & UNITY, management came ready to bargain today; pickets temporarily postponed

Due to management’s willingness to show movement on proposals they had previously not responded to, rejected or not fully considered, our Bargaining Team has decided to temporarily postpone our info pickets scheduled for next week. We want to send a …

We gave management some safety proposals…they didn’t respond. Learn more on our Wednesday call!

Even in a pandemic, when everyone else calls us heroes, they’ve tried to keep us from speaking out about patient safety: suspensions, retaliation, a memo telling us not to speak to reporters, a threatened lawsuit intended to stop our Riverside …

Our Team is still hard at work + be sure to join our A-C-T-I-O-N-! on Thursday

HCA Bargaining Update #4 August 20, 2020 #SafeStaffingSavesLives If you haven’t heard it already, be sure to check out the radio ad we’re running right now! We urge HCA to listen to us instead of retaliate against us, their healthcare …

Sadly, safety in our hospitals has “died”—so we’re planning a funeral. Learn more on our video call tomorrow.

Join the call TOMORROW! 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. Questions? Speak with a Bargaining Team Member, Union Steward or your Union Rep/Organizer: LOS ROBLES—Corey Clark, (805) 253-2357, clarkc@seiu121rn.org RIVERSIDE—Jennifer Sanchez, (626) 437-6976, sanchezj@seiu121rn.org WEST HILLS—Shamora Freeman, (626) 841-6431, freemans@seiu121rn.org Did …

We showed up. Management didn’t.

Join the call on Wed., Aug 12th to learn about our next steps! 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. LET’S JUST CALL IT WHAT IT IS: HCA is waging war on its Nurses & Licensed Professionals. They started gearing up for …

You three hospitals were a *HUGE* part of the national day of action putting pressure on HCA!

Dear 121RN Member: Yesterday was a big day of action for SEIU healthcare workers employed at HCA hospitals. There were car caravans, rallies, delegations and more—all across the country. And you all really let your voices be heard! You demanded …

Letter to Jackie from Charge Nurses

July 29, 2020   Dear Jackie: We went on strike last month for one reason: to end the unsafe staffing practices at this hospital. It’s simple, really. Safe staffing saves lives. In case you missed it, an investigative reporter at …

HCA: Safe Staffing Saves Lives #2

    Wednesday, we convened and continued our push for safe staffing. We worked on the following: Break and meal periods – sufficient nurses to ensure breaks and meals are provided in a way that makes it safe to hand over …

*VICTORY* CDPH orders RCH to ensure E.R. patients are safely transferred

Dear SEIU Local 121RN Members, It’s always great to report a patient safety victory! Earlier this month, as a result of three investigations into the hospital’s understaffing, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) now requires the hospital to have …

We took the ultimate step for patient safety—10-day S-T-R-I-K-E!

In June, Nurses at Riverside Community Hospital took the ultimate step when we staged a 10-day strike to protest the dangerous “skeleton crew” approach to staffing our units. We made the difficult decision to strike following a breakdown in discussions …

Our efforts summed up in a single hasthtag — #SafeStaffingSavesLives

This is what safe staffing looks like: All units staffed in compliance with California’s mandated nurse-to-patient ratios as outlined in Title 22. Charge Nurses—free of direct patient assignments—available to respond to codes and ensure RNs have assistance with invasive bedside …