St. Francis Registered Nurses Fighting for Safe Care

For nurses, a strike is always a last resort. But we’ll do whatever it takes to protect our patients, our community, and our licenses.

St. Francis is bleeding nurses, with RN turnover higher than 50%, more than double the rate before Prime took over.

Prime has rejected every proposal we’ve made for safer patient care. They’ve also bargained in bad faith and infringed on our rights – unfair labor practices.


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Below, please find data and background information regarding the joint strike against Prime Healthcare and St. Francis Medical Center by UNAC/UHCP and SEIU-UHW, as well as links to photos and video.

For any follow-up questions or help interpreting any of the data, contact: Jeff Rogers 909-263-7230 or Anjetta Thackeray 909-455-5146


      1. Media advisories and press releases
      2. RN turnover data at St. Francis
      3. Staffing objection forms filed against St. Francis with California Department of Public Health
      4. Wage Comparisons between St. Francis and Other Local Hospitals
      5. Unfair Labor Practice charges filed against St. Francis with the National Labor Relations Board
      6. Photos and Video for Media Use

Media Advisories and Press Releases

RN Turnover Rates and Costs

RN Turnover Rates and Costs – St. Francis and Nationally

St. Francis Turnover Rate Report 2017 – 2022

Staffing Objection Forms

Each staffing objection form filed with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) represents a unit and shift where RN staffing fell below the state-mandated Title XXII safe nurse-to-patient ratios. This means patients were in danger. The National Institutes of Health found that with every patient added to a nurse’s workload, patient mortality increases by 7%.

August 1 – August 22, 2023

June 28 – August 12, 2023

June 17 – July 2, 2023

June 18 – July 30, 2023

June 19 – June 27, 2023

March 19 – June 19, 2023

March 12 – July 11, 2023

March 11 – March 20, 2023

December 3, 2022 – May 1, 2023

December 5 – December 12, 2022

December 13 – December 18, 2022

December 21 – December 28, 2022

December 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023

December 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Wage Comparisons

St. Francis Wage Comparison Report

Unfair Labor Practice Charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board

September 25, 2023: Bad faith bargaining, interference, coercive conduct, and intimidation

October 2, 2023: Interference, restraint, and coercion of nurses in the exercise of their rights

Photos and Video

Link posting soon.