California Nurses Association’s New Leader Expected To Carry On Exactly Where DeMoro Left Off
The powerful union under Bonnie Castillo, who has been groomed to take over the position, will continue with its focus on single-payer legislation and pulling the Democratic party to the left.
California's Nurses Union Loses Longtime Leader, But Not Agenda
Don’t expect the retirement of the head of California’s politically powerful nurses union after 32 years to distract the labor organization from its long-standing focus on single-payer health care — or its efforts to push the state Democratic Party further to the left. RoseAnn DeMoro, who stepped down over the weekend, has long been grooming her second-in-command, Bonnie Castillo, to take the helm. The union’s supporters — as well as some detractors — say DeMoro has embedded her colorful antics and firebrand, rabble-rousing style in the DNA of the California Nurses Association. (Colliver, 3/8)