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 […]


March 6th, 2017

Executive Board declares NUHW a sanctuary union

After holding membership meetings throughout California and surveying our membership online, our union’s Executive Board adopted a resolution declaring NUHW a Sanctuary Union. Author Cal Winslow interviewed NUHW President Sal Rosselli about the resolution for this article, which was originally published in CounterPunch.  Thirteen thousand members of the California-based National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) have […]


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 […]


December 21st, 2016

A recap of the NUHW’s 2016 Leadership Conference

Nearly 300 stewards from throughout California gathered in Oakland in October for NUHW’s fourth annual Leadership Conference. We reviewed our progress over the past year, including winning 23 contracts 11 union elections, (see the 2016 highlight video here) and set goals for the coming year. We discussed the importance of organizing new members into our […]