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Friends of CRONA: Emily Rubin on the Oakland Teachers’ Strike →

Friends of CRONA: Emily Rubin on the Oakland Teachers’ Strike Emily Rubin I started teaching transitional kindergarten at Glenview Elementary in Oakland this year. The first year of teaching at a school is bonkers no matter where you are, but the Oakland teachers’ strike made it a wild time to start. There is something that […]

Update: Mediation Sessions & Next Steps →

Mediation Update After CRONA called for a strike authorization vote, the hospitals requested the involvement of a federal mediator. Your negotiating team met twice this week with the hospitals and the federal mediator, but we were not able to reach an agreement. Next week, CRONA will assess whether it makes sense to agree to another mediation […]

Going on Strike: Frequently Asked Questions →

Frequently Asked Questions About Striking   Who determines whether or not there will be a strike? The CRONA membership. CRONA’s Bylaws call for a 2/3 vote (or 66.6%) of the entire membership to pass a strike vote. If you do not vote, it is a “No” vote.   Who decides whether to have a strike […]

My 2000 Strike Story: Fred Taleghani →

My 2000 Strike Story: Fred Taleghani  It had been a typical busy night in the PICU. I had been at the hospital just over a year and had really settled in into my new unit and routine. As always, the PICU was short-staffed so I had picked up an extra shift. I sat eating my dinner in a quiet place to unwind and relax, before heading back […]

Update: Next Steps Beyond the Strike Vote →

Update: Next Steps Beyond the Strike Vote This week, CRONA members voted to authorize a strike. We have heard you loudly and clearly: CRONA Nurses are ready and willing to strike if that’s what it will take to get the wages, benefits and working conditions we deserve. Your CRONA negotiating team will continue trying to […]

Update: Strike Vote Has Passed →

Update: Strike Vote Has Passed CRONA members have voted to authorize a strike. The vote required a 2/3 majority of the entire membership, and it has passed. CRONA nurses have spoken – and are ready and willing to strike if that’s what it will take to get a fair deal. CRONA has been negotiating with […]

Special Message for CRONA Nurses from a Strike 2000 CRONA Nurse →

Special Message for CRONA Nurses from a Strike 2000 CRONA Nurse Dear Nurses, I was present for the 2000 strike. It took the hospital 52 days to show the Nurses that we were valued. For those 52 days, CRONA and its members showed everyone what unity among Nurses looked like, and what was gained from […]

Retiree Medical Benefits Comparison →

Retiree Medical Benefits Comparison The numbers tell the story on this issue. CRONA’s proposal would improve retiree medical benefits so that Nurses are set up to receive the health care we need after retirement. Meanwhile, Stanford and Packard’s proposal does not and is not a competitive offer compared to what other hospitals offer. Here’s a […]

Strike Vote April 10: It is Time for Action →

Strike Vote April 10: It is Time for Action Your CRONA executive board has issued a recommendation for a strike vote, which is set to take place on April 10. We have been negotiating in earnest for months, and the hospitals’ proposals just don’t measure up to what Nurses need. Please, join us at a […]

CRONA Voting: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers →

Every vote counts! By the CRONA Bylaws, we must have 2/3 of all CRONA members vote YES for a vote to pass – in the past we have achieved well over 90% YES, so let’s show our unity and strength.   Voting Details Date: April 10, 2019 Time: Voting in person 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 […]

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