Updates from the front lines of the #Covid19 crisis. #Latina, Registered #Nurse, and ED of @NationalNurses and @Calnurses. Named #TIME100. ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Oakland, CA
Joined August 2015
Protect our patients — don't infect them! It's not safe to force #HealthCareWorkers to work while sick! “People want to go into the hospital and know that they’re going to be safe — not get infected by a virus they could get sick and die from.” washingtonpost.com/health/20…
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#UnionStrong nurses across the country are standing in solidarity with one another to make our voices heard — and protect our patients. In an industry that prioritizes profits over safety, nurses will get justice when we build a movement so powerful we cannot be ignored.
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Unsafe staffing costs lives and delays care. It's critical hospitals #ProtectNurses and prioritize patient safety over their own profits to prevent nurse burnout at a time when #nurses are so critically needed. kcra.com/article/uc-davis-me…
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Bonnie Castillo retweeted
Management at the Miami VA is quick to call veterans "our heroes," but they don’t show it in the way they run the facility. Veterans deserve the best care we can give them, but they’re not getting it because management refuses to invest in #SafeStaffing! nationalnursesunited.org/pre…
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#AB1400 reaching a vote on the Assembly floor this week shows that when we move forward in numbers too big to deny, the people set the direction! Thanks to our movement, guaranteed health care is not only possible, it’s closer than we think.✊🏽❤️ nnubonnie.medium.com/united-…
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Bonnie Castillo retweeted
In the years since the legislature last considered a #SinglePayer bill, our diverse movement of nurses and health care workers, community members, and community organizations and labor allies has only grown larger and stronger. Now, we cannot be ignored.✊
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Bonnie Castillo retweeted
This is a historic moment for our #CalCare movement — a floor vote in the Assembly will happen in the next week!🙌 Join the virtual rally starting now to get plugged into the effort to pass #AB1400 and bring guaranteed health care to all Californians: zoom.us/meeting/register/tJI…
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Since we launched our petition demanding @GavinNewsom reverse the new guidance that sends asymptomatic CA health care workers with Covid back to work, nearly 15K Californians have added their name to end to this dangerous policy.🎉 #ProtectNurses ➡️ go.nationalnursesunited.org/…
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This might shock elected officials and our greedy hospital industry, but removing remaining protections for #HealthCareWorkers — and forcing us to work sick and infecting others — won't solve the labor shortage. It will make it worse. #ProtectNurses salon.com/2022/01/19/to-comb…
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Nurses demand hospitals staff up for safe patient care! #UnionStrong RNs protest worsening conditions and weakening federal Covid-19 safety standards during this dangerous surge. Enough is enough, we need #SafeStaffing now. truthout.org/articles/nursin…
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Gov. @GavinNewsom should take his own advice. For too long, corporate greed has stood in the way of making health care a human right. #CalCare has the support of over 65% of Californians. It's time to give the people what we want: #SinglePayer! More: sacbee.com/opinion/editorial…
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Nurses on the front lines battling the latest Omicron surge have long led a movement to take back our broken for-profit health care system. Today's #CalCare milestone means we're steps closer to helping care for millions without health insurance in CA. nationalnursesunited.org/pre…
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The hospital industry’s pattern of unsafe staffing and poor working conditions have forced nurses away from the bedside. Nurses can't keep risking our licenses, health, and the safety of our patients by working in unsafe conditions. #ProtectNurses NOW! nytimes.com/2022/01/19/opini…
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As #Omicron rages, please help #ProtectNurses by continuing to layer all forms of protection against this virus: wash your hands, wear a mask, social distance, isolate if you have symptoms, & test regularly! Free home test kits are finally available here: covidtests.gov/
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As we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., #UnionStrong nurses know: Our struggle for health care justice is intricately linked to our struggle to realize racial justice. #MLKDay
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Bonnie Castillo retweeted
Nurses never give up on our patients and are committed to building a movement for true guaranteed healthcare for all.✊♥️ #AB1400 #CalCare act.medicare4all.org/signup/…
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