Powerful California Nurses Union Eyes National Audience For ‘Medicare For All’ Campaign
Previously, the California Nurses Association, which represents 100,000 nurses across California, focused on the state's efforts to shift to single payer health care. But the organization is rebranding its efforts to go national.
CA Nurses Go National With ‘Medicare-For-All’ Campaign
The union representing 100,000 nurses across California has shifted its “Medicare-for-all” campaign from California to the national stage, perhaps relieving political pressure on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom to fulfill what the union sees as his top campaign promise: Delivering a single-payer health care system in the nation’s largest state. The California Nurses Association, which led the coalition behind the high-profile 2017 push for a single-payer system, has re-branded its campaign with the slogan “Fight to Win Medicare-for-All!” Its social media feeds reflect the new national scope of their efforts. (Hart, 10/26)
Meanwhile, health care workers' three-day strike against the University of California has wrapped up —
Health Care Workers Claim Win In 3-Day Strike; UC Leaders Say No Deal
Roughly 39,000 unionized employees wrapped up a three-day strike Thursday at five University of California teaching hospitals, including UC Davis Medical Center, a job action that UC leaders said moved them no closer to a contract agreement. ...Union leaders, however, said that they received reports from colleagues working on the UCD hospital floor, saying that the hospital had to postpone services for patients in the gastrointestinal clinic, physical therapy and elective surgery. (Anderson, 10/26)