September 27th, 2018

Kaiser professionals fighting for better patient care

Kaiser Permanente is making little effort to settle a contract with more than 4,000 of its caregivers. The contract for these union-represented healthcare professionals expires September 30, yet during three months and 28 bargaining sessions, Kaiser has not offered a meaningful response to its employees’ concerns regarding staffing, patient access to appointments, or work-life balance, […]

August 30th, 2018

SEIU-UHW President still an abusive bully

By Clement Papazian When my fellow Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians and I left SEIU-UHW in 2010, people asked why we cut ties with such a big, powerful union. After having seen SEIU spend the previous year sacking our locally elected leaders and putting outsiders like Dave Regan in charge, the answer was simple: A […]

July 30th, 2018

Kaiser clinicians in Hawaii request to join NUHW

With bargaining underway with Kaiser, our struggle to improve mental health care is continuing to inspire behavioral health clinicians. Most recently, 33 mental health workers at Kaiser Hawaii issued a July 20 letter to Kaiser asking that they recognize their decision to join NUHW. This would be our first mental health bargaining unit outside California […]

June 29th, 2018

NUHW partakes in Mental Health Matters Day

NUHW once again co-sponsored Mental Health Matters Day in Sacramento. The one-day event, organized by Mental Health America of California, brings together advocates for improving mental health care and ending stigma. This year’s keynote speaker was Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from the seminal hip hop group Run-DMC. Several of our Kaiser mental health clinicians ran our […]

July 3rd, 2017

NUHW Pulse – June/July 2017: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the June/July 2017 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! NUHW celebrates National Nursing Assistants Week We talked to Ebony Guifarro of Mission Neighborhood Health Center in San Francisco and Victor Martinez of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital in Orange County about their work as caregivers and union leaders. Read more Op-ed: Good pay is the […]