February 28th, 2011

Kaiser LAMC Nurses On Strike Wednesday

Over 1,000 Registered Nurses at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center will be on strike for 24 hours starting this Wednesday at 6am.  Nurses are protesting Kaiser’s unfair labor practices, including its refusal to bargain in good faith, and fighting for contract language that protects patients by providing RNs with a way to enforce safe staffing […]

February 18th, 2011

Ready to Strike for Our Patients

NUHW nurses at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center showed their solidarity Wednesday night in a candlelight vigil for safe staffing. Rank-and-file leaders representing over a thousand RNs have been at the bargaining table with Kaiser LAMC for over a year now, demanding enforceable staffing ratios to protect patients.  On Wednesday, RNs demonstrated their unity and […]

February 17th, 2011

In the News: Kaiser nurses threaten SoCal strike

by Kathy Robertson, staff writer Sacramento Business Journal Tuesday, February 15, 2011   Hundreds of nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Los Angeles Medical Center are angling to call the first nursing strike at the hospital in more than 20 years. Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers aim to notify Kaiser during a candlelight vigil […]

January 18th, 2011

In the News: Kaiser must restore raises, training for health care workers

From American Medical News: A judge and the NLRB order the California-based plan to bargain in good faith with the National Union of Healthcare Workers. By VICTORIA STAGG ELLIOTT, amednews staff. Posted Jan. 18, 2011. Kaiser Permanente affiliates must restore annual raises, tuition reimbursement and a steward training program for employees who elected to switch unions in early […]

January 17th, 2011

Kaiser Caregivers in Southern California Receive Their Raises

Over the last few days, 2,300 Kaiser workers in Southern California who voted to join NUHW have been receiving paychecks reflecting the 2% raises promised them under their prior contract. “We voted NUHW and we didn’t lose anything,” said Irma Dufelmeier, a 24-year RN at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center. “We kept our raises, our […]