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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Strike Questions and Answers

Strike Questions and Answers 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 vote? The CRONA […]

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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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Negotiations Update: Contracts Expired Yesterday

Negotiations Update: Contracts Expired Yesterday Your CRONA Negotiations Team bargained throughout the day yesterday, March 31, to try to reach agreement with the hospitals. On several key issues, we were not able to reach agreement and the contracts expired. Although significant gaps remain, CRONA remains hopeful that the hospitals will agree to CRONA’s common-sense proposals […]

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What Happens Next: Our Contracts Expire Today March 31, 2019

Negotiations Update: One Day Until Contract Expiration Our Contracts Expire Today (Sunday, March 31). Our contracts with Stanford and Packard Hospitals expire today, Sunday, March 31. Despite CRONA’s efforts, the hospitals so far have not agreed to new contracts providing the wages, benefits, and workplace protections we need. To combat understaffing and fill the new […]

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Negotiations Update: Contracts Expire This Sunday, March 31

Our current contracts expire on Sunday, March 31. We are working hard to try to reach agreement with the hospitals. We have seen some movement from the hospitals, but significant gaps still remain on key issues. Plan to attend a CRONA membership meeting on Saturday to find out the latest.   CRONA Membership Meetings: Saturday, […]

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CRONA Voices: On Retention

I see so many Nurses leave because “they can’t keep working this much or this hard.” Stanford needs to look at cost in the LONG run instead of the short run. New hires may be cheaper, but we put in time and money to train them and they end up with an even better resume […]

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CRONA Voices: A long-time CRONA Nurse Sounds the Alarm About Standing Strong

CRONA Nurses are writing in and sounding the alarm.  Here’s what we heard from a Nurse with more than 30 years at Stanford: “I’ve been through renovations, construction and now more construction. As Stanford gets bigger the nurses get smaller. I mean smaller in how nurses are valued by the hospital.  There is so much […]

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Negotiations Update: Final Week before Contract Expiration

Negotiations Update: Final Week before Contract Expiration On Tuesday, CRONA presented our comprehensive proposals to the hospitals on all unresolved issues, including wages, benefits and working conditions. Our current contracts expire on Sunday, March 31, and significant gaps still remain between our positions and the hospitals’. We are working hard to try to reach agreement […]

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CRONA Voices: On Part Time

Your CRONA team is at the bargaining table this week, working hard to make the hospitals a place Nurses want to come and stay.  Thanks to all who have written us.  Here’s another Nurse’s story: “I work a part-time position.  But in all honesty, the only reason I have stayed at Stanford for so long […]

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