February 6, 2015
Dozens of nurses in Southern California corralled into a room to testify before the Cal/OSHA board for over seven hours demanding they take immediate steps to address the crisis of workplace violence among health care workers and enforce measures to prevent it.
January 2, 2015
Nurses held a rally and testified against the sale of SFMC and its parent Daughters of Charity Health Systems to Prime Healthcare Services on January 5. They demanded that vital community services such as trauma, labor and delivery, heart attack and the stroke unit be protected.
December 12, 2014
The registered nurses of St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood announced their opposition to the sale of their hospital and its parent Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) to Prime Healthcare on October 10. Nurses demanded that vital services such as trauma, labor and delivery, heart attack and the stroke unit remain open for a period of at least ten years from the date of assuming ownership.
October 13, 2014
St. Francis Medical Center RNs in Lynwood strongly oppose the sale of their hospital and its parent Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare, a notorious for-profit Ontario-based firm.
Press Release: Parkview Nurses Launch Independence Weekend Strike on July 3, Tell Hospital CEO “Don’t Tread On Our Patients!”
July 3, 2014
Nurses at Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside launched a three-day, Independence Weekend strike over issues of patient safety—including unfair labor practices committed by the hospital that have jeopardized patient safety—after months at the bargaining table with new CEO Steve Popkin failed to produce a contract acceptable to the nurses.
June 16, 2014
UNAC/UHCP nurses and health care professionals, along with other concerned members of the public, testified on June 19, 2014 at the Cal/OSHA Health Standards Board public hearing regarding workplace violence. These health care workers shared real-life stories of workplace attacks sustained by health care workers while providing patient care.
May 21, 2014
Registered nurse Marie Narisma traveled to Pennsylvania to attend a Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) shareholders meeting to alert CEO Alan Miller to patient care and safety concerns.
May 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2014 Contact: Jeff Rogers 909.263.7230 / firstname.lastname@example.org Corona Nurses Speak out to Improve Patient Safety Corona Nurses to address city council, send delegation to Corona CEO and alert the UHS CEO and shareholders about patient safety concerns. Corona, CA- Nurses at Corona Regional Medical Center are pushing for increased quality […]
February 27, 2014
UNAC/UHCP Vice President Denise Duncan, RN, released the following statement after the veto of a bill allowing refusal of service to gays in Arizona: “We celebrate the veto of the discriminatory Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay customers. That a conservative governor in a right-to-work (for less) state would […]
January 18, 2014
Physical, Occupational and Recreation Therapists who serve patients at dozens of Kaiser Permanente facilities scattered throughout Southern California voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract with Kaiser that includes staffing protections, secured benefits and limits on patient loads to ensure that every patient gets the treatment they need from a Therapist in order to optimize patient care.