All posts tagged: Katie Phelan

Notes From the Annual Summer BBQ 2014

Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Summer BBQ to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the club. Those who weren’t able to make it missed out on a great speech from San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria, focused on the minimum wage increase. We also heard from Kevin Beiser running for the San Diego Unified School Board, and Katie Phelan who educated us about organizing the nurses at the San Diego Veterans Administration Hospital. Christina Wu asked for volunteers for Carol Kim’s campaign and Tim Hanna asked for Scott Peters’ campaign. David Egan from San Diego 350.org spoke about the People’s Climate March San Diego, and the club unanimously endorsed a proposal supporting the day of action. Chris Ward, who is running for City Council District 3 in 2016 attended along with his colleague on Marty Block’s staff, Roberto Alcantar. We also welcomed the President of the Democrats for Equality, David Warmoth and Unified Port of San Diego Commissioner, Rafael Castellanos and club member Sarah Boot. Ruth Rollins and some strangely beaded gentleman, who …

Oct 2 – Support Nurses Organizing at the San Diego Veterans Administration Hospital

Update: The vote was successful! See more details here. Thanks to the hard work of the nurses and the support of the community there is a union representation election set for October 8th and 9th. But the struggle is not over. Unfortunately management is using some tactics out of a union busters manual to intimidate the nurses from having representation. So the nurses are having a rally on October 2nd, at 12noon at the San Diego VA, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161. At the summer BBQ Katie Phelan of National Nurses United addressed the club about the state of affairs at the San Diego Veterans Administration Hospital, and the upcoming election to organize nurses. The election would cover some 500 RNs at VA San Diego Hospital which is located adjacent to the Thornton campus of the University of California San Diego Medical Center. UC San Diego RNs are already represented by CNA, which represents more than 85,000 California RNs, including nearly 6,000 in San Diego County. NNU, the fastest growing union …