October 5th, 2018

Keck workers picket amid contract fight

About 400 NUHW members picketed outside Keck Hospital of USC October 3, to demand not only a fair contract for themselves, but a fair deal for more than 80 cafeteria workers whose jobs have been outsourced to Sodexo, a French conglomerate that pays pennies above the minimum wage. “You have such a prestigious university that […]

September 22nd, 2018

Humboldt County caregivers declare staffing crisis, fight layoffs

Providence St. Joseph workers continued to shine a light on the hospital chain’s profit-driven mentality that has put patients at risk. Less than one month after NUHW members staged their first strike of Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles County, more than 100 caregivers rallied Sept. 10 demanding better staffing at St. Joseph Hospital, […]

July 26th, 2018

NUHW blows whistle on Providence St. Joseph charity care shortage

NUHW is exposing Providence St. Joseph’s failure to honor its obligation to provide required charity care for low-income patients across California. In a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, NUHW asked him to make the healthcare conglomerate comply with charity care obligations enshrined in a 2016 agreement that green-lighted the merger of Providence Health […]

July 26th, 2018

NUHW workers win legal battle against Queen of the Valley

In another victory for Queen of the Valley workers, the Napa hospital must immediately resume contract bargaining even as it continues trying to overturn their 2016 vote to unionize. In a 23-page ruling issued July 16, U.S. Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder wrote that “The record here shows Queen of the Valley Medical Center on several […]

July 26th, 2018

Los Alamitos and Lakewood workers fault understaffing for high infection rates

Blowing the whistle on chronic understaffing, infection control workers at Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center are calling on both hospitals to improve pay and staffing to address their subpar record at keeping patients safe from potentially lethal infections. A staff survey at both hospitals found that roughly three-in-four infection control workers […]