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.
UNAC/UHCP MEMBERS & COMMUNITY ALLIES
- Show your solidarity with St. Francis registered nurses: Social Media Toolkit
- Upload link: Click here to upload photos from the strike line from Oct. 9-13
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.
- Media advisories and press releases
- RN turnover data at St. Francis
- Staffing objection forms filed against St. Francis with California Department of Public Health
- Wage Comparisons between St. Francis and Other Local Hospitals
- Unfair Labor Practice charges filed against St. Francis with the National Labor Relations Board
- Photos and Video for Media Use
Media Advisories and Press Releases
- October 5, 2023: MEDIA ADVISORY: Registered Nurses & Health Care Workers Launch Five-Day Strike Against Prime’s St. Francis Medical Center
- September 28, 2023: PRESS RELEASE: STRIKE – RNs and Almost All Health Care Staff to Strike St. Francis Medical Center 10/9 – 10/13
- August 23, 2023: MEDIA ADVISORY: Hundreds of Nurses and Allies Picket St. Francis Medical Center in Fight for Safe Care
RN Turnover Rates and Costs
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%.
Unfair Labor Practice Charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board
Photos and Video
Link posting soon.