Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo

April 10th, 2017

Brius Healthcare under fire again

California’s largest nursing home company, Brius Healthcare, continues to come under fire for its abysmal patient care record and unscrupulous profit-driven approach to healthcare.   As reported in the Eureka Times-Standard, in late March the families of two men who died after developing pressure sores in Brius nursing homes filed wrongful death lawsuits against the […]


April 10th, 2017

Queen challenges union election for the third time

In an unprecedented move, St. Joseph Health is seeking to overturn its workers’ vote to unionize at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa for the third time. In November 2016, Queen workers voted by a 3-2 margin to join NUHW. After losing two appeals, Queen’s corporate executives are now preparing to file a […]


April 10th, 2017

Our sanctuary union provides a safe space for members

Versions of this op-ed appeared in Labor Notes and the San Francisco Examiner. I had no money and spoke no English when I illegally crossed the border into California 23 years ago, but I worked hard and fought for the right to stay here. Had I made that harrowing journey this year, I’m sure I’d be deported […]


February 7th, 2017

NUHW Pulse – February 2017: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! NUHW keeps growing with big win in Oakland 250 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland professionals, more than half of whom are mental health clinicians — psychologists, therapists, and social workers — voted overwhelmingly to join NUHW. Read more Victories and updates from around the […]


December 21st, 2016

NUHW Pulse – December 2016: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the December 2016 year-end edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! An extraordinary year for NUHW This short video highlights our organizing and contract victories from October 2015 to October 2016. Since then, we’ve organized more workers and settled more contracts. For more details, see the stories below. Read more   Nearly 2,000 workers […]