March 29th, 2019

Marin General workers win big raises

In a victory for workers and patients at Marin General Hospital, more than 60 imaging technologists, who staged a one-day strike last month, unanimously ratified a five-year contract Thursday that will raise average wages by more than 30 percent over the length of the contract. One day after the ratification vote, we won an election […]

March 29th, 2019

NUHW wins four organizing elections

In four separate elections, more than 120 healthcare workers voted to join NUHW. The elections expand our growing presence at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California and Marin General Hospital, where our members have already won strong contracts for our members. At USC, our newest members include technicians at a sleep disorder center, […]

March 28th, 2019

News of the month — March 2019

Seong Brown, who spoke at our mental health forum and attended our Kaiser strike rally in San Francisco, talked about her daughter’s struggle to get care from Kaiser and subsequent suicide, in a story by CalMatters. The story has also appeared in the SF Chronicle. Rachel Smith, who’s son died by suicide four days before […]

March 28th, 2019

NUHW leader shares Kaiser strike insights during International Working Women’s Day panel

Following a year marked by worker strikes in female-dominated fields including mental health care, NUHW Vice President Elizabeth White reflected on December’s Kaiser strike as part of a panel discussion for International Working Women’s Day. White, a Kaiser psychiatric social worker, joined union leaders from UNITE HERE and UTLA, to talk about their recent strikes […]

March 1st, 2019

Caregivers organize Town Hall on state of health care in Humboldt County

Over the past year, Providence St Joseph Health’s Redwood Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital Eureka have reported a combined $58 million annual profit, while laying off more than two-dozen caregivers. With Providence controlling a near health care monopoly in Humboldt County, our members, along with the California Nurses Association, held a Feb. 25 Town […]