Working Conditions Matter: Nurses Deserve Support and Respect

Working Conditions Matter: Nurses Deserve Support and Respect Chronic understaffing and turnover make our jobs more difficult and affect our ability to provide excellent patient care. Nurses are key to the world-class patient care the hospitals are known for, and we deserve support and respect. If the hospitals are serious about Magnet principles like structural […]

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CRONA RESPONSE: Hospital Statement on Retirement Benefits, 3/21

CRONA RESPONSE: Hospital Statement on Retirement Benefits, 3/21  The hospitals need to take a serious look at what it will take to recruit and retain the skilled Nurses needed to fill their new buildings — Nurses are key to the world-class care the hospitals pride themselves on delivering.  The hospitals have refused to make any proposal to […]

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CRONA’s Response to Hospital Negotiation Update on March 20

CRONA RESPONSE: Hospital Negotiation Update on 3/20 In a message titled “Update on CRONA Negotiations” sent on Wednesday afternoon, hospital leadership provided nurses with some information about the economic package they presented to CRONA. CRONA will respond to the hospitals’ proposals at the bargaining table and continue providing negotiation updates throughout the weekend. But we […]

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CRONA Voices: On Attendance Policy

Dear CRONA members, Getting discipline for being sick is an outrageous idea in healthcare. As a patient, I would not want myself or a loved one to be cared for by a nurse who is sick. In the past, the hospital had a more severe policy that reviewed sick calls over one month, quarterly, and […]

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CRONA Voices: On Part-Time Positions

Dear fellow CRONA Nurses, I am a nurse on the PNDP ladder and have worked at Stanford hospital for over 15 years. I work part-time, and occasionally pick up extra shifts to help staff my unit. I can honestly tell you that the only reason I’ve been able to stay here this long is because […]

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Negotiations Update: March 15, 2019

  CRONA Made Our Case: We Need a Truly Competitive Economic Package Last week CRONA made the case for a truly competitive economic package. This week we continued to explain to the hospitals why wage increases and improvements in our retirement and other benefits are necessary to recruit and retain world class Nurses. We gave […]

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Potential Attendance Policy Changes: What Are Your Concerns?

When you’re sick and need to stay home, we know you’re not just taking care of yourself – you’re putting your patients first. As Nurses, many of us work with immunocompromised patients and we know the importance of staying home when we’re sick. We shouldn’t be penalized for doing so. Since 2013, CRONA and the […]

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What it Means to Compete for World-Class Nurses

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  • March 9, 2019

Negotiations Update: March 8, 2019  What it Means to Compete for World-Class Nurses  On Friday, CRONA made the case for a truly competitive economic package. The goal of our proposal is to get the wages and benefits we need to attract and retain highly skilled Nurses in the Bay Area. The cost of living in the Bay Area is soaring and the nursing […]

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CRONA Voices: On Vacation Time and Staffing Shortages

Dear CRONA Negotiation Team, A year ago, CRONA had to fight to make sure all CAPR (Cath Angio Procedure Recovery) Nurses got the chance to take pre-approved vacations. Recently we received an email from management indicating that due to short staffing, they are now reverting back to the problematic vacation numbers (reducing vacations from three […]

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Response to the Hospitals’ March 4, 2019 “Update on CRONA Negotiations”

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  • March 5, 2019

The Hospitals sent out an “Update on CRONA Negotiations” on March 4, 2019. The following responds to that Update. Negotiations continue this week and CRONA will be evaluating and responding to the Hospitals’ proposals at the bargaining table. Wages The Hospitals say our wages are “highly-competitive” even without any increase. We don’t agree. “Close enough” […]

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