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It’s Official! New 2019 – 2022 CRONA Contract Ratified →

New CRONA Contract Ratified We did it! After months of negotiations with the hospitals, over two-thirds of CRONA Nurses have voted to ratify a new contract with Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. This contract protects and supports Nurses and our patients. It is a contract that we can all be proud of. […]

Tentative Agreement Reached: Ratification Vote May 8 →

Tentative Agreement Reached: Ratification Vote May 8 On Friday night, into Saturday morning, and then again until late yesterday evening, CRONA has been negotiating to bring this process over the finish line. These negotiations came down to the wire, but the hospitals have finally agreed to a contract that Nurses can be proud of. CRONA’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

CRONA! The Beginnings… →

CRONA! The Beginnings… By Marion L. Mullin, RN and Founder and First Chairman of CRONA Abridged from CRONA Newsletter Vol 14, 1994. It is difficult to be brief and totally objective about CRONA and its beginnings, having been so deeply involved in such an emotional and revolutionary time for nurses at Stanford. And even after […]

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 […]

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 Strike Vote Authorized: Strike Vote April 10 →

CRONA Strike Vote Authorized: Strike Vote April 10  Your CRONA Executive Board has approved a strike authorization vote, which is set to take place on Wednesday, April 10. Throughout this week and next, we will be sharing more detailed information and holding membership meetings regularly. We want every CRONA Nurse to feel informed and ready. Please, join us at a meeting to ask questions, speak […]

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