April 12th, 2017

Dozens of workers at Keck USC join NUHW

More than 60 workers at Keck Medical Center at the University of Southern California voted overwhelmingly to join NUHW in the past month. NUHW now represents more than 1,000 workers at two USC hospitals — Keck Medical Center and Norris Cancer Hospital. On April 12, 17 workers at Keck’s Beverly Hills clinic voted 94 percent to […]


April 12th, 2017

Taking part in the resistance

Throughout the state, scores of NUHW members are engaged in the resistance movement to defend working people, immigrants, and an equitable healthcare system. NUHW members’ commitment was on full display at many town halls in recent months. At Congressmember Barbara Lee’s joint town hall with Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, dozens of workers from UCSF […]


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

April 2017 – Around the union

Read more below for the latest developments in the union, including grievance victories, settlements, and bargaining updates. Sterile processing techs at Napa’s Queen of the Valley organized their co-workers in other departments to join them in a march on the boss to address chronic understaffing and poor communications at the hospital. In their meeting with […]


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 […]