November 30th, 2018

News of the Month — November

An analysis conducted for The New York Times showed that hospital mergers essentially banished competition and raised prices for hospital admissions in most cases, according to an examination of 25 metropolitan areas with the highest rate of consolidation from 2010 through 2013, a peak period for mergers. The analysis showed that the price of an […]


November 30th, 2018

Kaiser workers announce five-day statewide strike, ramp up social media campaign

Four thousand Kaiser mental health clinicians and health care professionals will start a five-day statewide strike Dec. 10 that will impact more than 100 Kaiser clinics and hospitals across California. For nearly a decade, these workers have dedicated themselves to improving mental health care at Kaiser. After a five-year fight, they won a contract in […]


November 30th, 2018

Seton workers on front lines of saving hospital

NUHW members are actively working to save Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside from potential closure. Amiame Fanaika, a Seton shop steward, attended meetings of a coalition formed to find a buyer for the hospital as well as forums with the hospital’s chief executive. “Nothing is guaranteed, but we’re starting to make some progress, and […]


November 30th, 2018

NUHW helps flip the house and elect Gavin Newsom

Shortly following the November election, it looked we had a strong showing in key races. But as more votes have trickled in, the results are truly historic. Although the tallies aren’t final, it looks as if we helped flip seven congressional which had been held by politicians who had voted to repeal the Affordable Care […]


November 30th, 2018

USC workers win contracts, bring Sodexo colleagues in-house

Nearly 1,100 University of Southern California employees at Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract. The agreement not only makes USC one of the region’s highest-paying hospital systems, but it guarantees that more than 80 cafeteria workers whose jobs had been outsourced to Sodexo, a French conglomerate that […]