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DACA ADVISORY #DreamActNow

 DACA ADVISORY : Despite the craziness in Congress and from the Trump administration’s incensed rhetoric, current DACA recipients CAN APPLY TO RENEW their status. Please note that if someone has never had DACA, they may not submit a new application.

DACA recipients are encouraged to consult with an immigrant-rights attorney or qualified advocate to assess their circumstances before applying to renew their status.

#DreamActNow #DACA #HereToStay

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2018 Legislative Conference. Sign up now!

 

 

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May 21st & May 22nd

Sheraton Grand 1230 J Street

Sacramento, Ca. 95814

This conference will include our very own Luisa Blue. Luisa has an inspiring story to tell as a nurse member who worked her way up through the ranks to become an Executive Vice President of SEIU.

We will also cover exciting topics that will help us provide better care for our patients and clients and further empower us as patient and nurse advocates.

Topics such as: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training, Nurses for environmental Health, RN Whistleblower Protections,

Cannabis: It’s impact on patients and the nursing profession, and Healthcare changes are coming for all Californians.

We’re honored to have Dr. Joseph Morris; Executive Director of the Board of Registered Nursing do an insightful presentation of the BRN.

We can’t wait for you all to join us!! 

 

 

 

The 2018 Legislative Conference cannot happen without your participation, so please take a minute to register.

 

 

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Sign up Now!! Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

Safe at Work

Free class for all SEIU nurses and other healthcare workers!

There’s A New Law in Town

November 13 & 14, 2017

at SEIU Local 1021

350 Rhode Island San Francisco, CA

December 7 & 8, 2017

at Local 721

1545 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

 

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WE DID IT: Violence Prevention Standard Adopted!

Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Milestone… reached

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On October 20, the Cal/OSHA Standard Board unanimously voted to adopt the first workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare workers in California.  Our hope is that this Standard will be used as a template at the national level. 

 In 2010, Ingela Dahlgren, RN, and Kathy Hughes, RN, attended a rally to honor the memory of Dona Gross, a psychiatric technician at Napa State Mental Hospital, who was strangled to death by a patient while at work. This atrocity was the latest in a string of violent incidents which inspired the beginnings of a workplace safety movement which continues today.

WPV-Prev-Adopted-10-20-16-Pic-3While focused effort under strong leadership underpinned this successful campaign, the true heroes in the battle for a safe work environment are all the nurses and the health care workers in this great state of California.

What makes this victory so important?

WPV-Prev-Adopted-10-20-16-Pic-2Sharing their personal accounts of attacks, threats, and harassment in the workplace, healthcare workers retold their stories before the Cal/OSHA Standard Board to bring attention to the urgent need for regulatory change.  These heart-breaking stories propelled the Cal/OSHA Standard Board to approve improvements in their regulations governing the management and operation of healthcare facilities throughout California.

This new Cal/OSHA Standard applies to most employers of nurses, health care workers, and the communities they serve in California. With this new regulation in place, Cal/OSHA is ready to implement workplace violence prevention measures in California and soon for the rest of the U.S.

At a more personal level…

WPV-Prev-Adopted-10-20-16-Pic-4The men and women who shared their stories are to be applauded for motivating the Committee to consider the importance of this issue at a very personal level. For the last couple of years, many SEIU Locals and the California State Council have supported our campaign financially and by actively participating in our rallies and events. We are very grateful for all their support and encouragement. We want to thank you again for your participation over the years!

TOGETHER WE WIN!

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