Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo

October 7th, 2015

Two upcoming union elections in Northern California

Novato Healthcare Center election next week Workers at Brius-owned Novato Healthcare Center, a Marin County nursing home, will have an opportunity to join NUHW next week. Novato workers began organizing for an election following a one-day strike by NUHW members at another Brius facility nearby, San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center. Brius has a very […]


October 7th, 2015

Around the union: News and views from throughout NUHW

Red Day at Hazel Hawkins Members at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister showed their colors Friday, October 2, wearing red and sporting NUHW buttons, lanyards, and stickers (photo above). It was an effort to show the hospital administration that members are united in the contract bargaining fight. Children’s Hospital of Oakland votes NUHW — […]


October 7th, 2015

Members form NUHW Retirees Committee

Northern California NUHW retirees invite our colleagues in Southern California to join us in building a union-wide Retirees Committee. The group will be focusing on supporting NUHW’s collective bargaining, informational picket lines, and strikes, as well as our political and legislative program. We seek to align ourselves with coalitions of union retirees in California. We […]


October 7th, 2015

Video: Eloise Reese-Burns, profile of an NUHW leader

Eloise Reese-Burns has been a leader in NUHW from the beginning in 2009, and well before that in SEIU–UHW and Local 250. She led her co-workers at three North American nursing homes out of SEIU following the 2009 trusteeship and has been leading the way ever since. Eloise is also a member of NUHW’s Executive […]


October 7th, 2015

Contract updates: VNA Santa Cruz contract settled, Kaiser breaks the law with Optical contract

After nearly two years of negotiations and a final marathon bargaining session that went well into the night, the social workers and occupational, physical, and speech therapists of Visiting Nurses Association of Santa Cruz reached a tentative agreement with Sutter Health for their first union contract. Members unanimously ratified the contract a week later. The […]