St. Joseph Hospitals, Sonoma County

June 22nd, 2017

July 2017 – Around the union

Read below for the latest developments in the union, including grievance victories, visits to legislators, settlements, and bargaining updates. Workers at the University of Southern California’s Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Cystic Fibrosis voted unanimously June 14 to join NUHW. Nearly 100 workers at various USC clinics have voted to join NUHW in the […]


June 22nd, 2017

NUHW members win nearly three-quarter million in back bonus pay

NUHW members have won nearly $700,000 in back bonus pay in recent months in settlements with two employers. In the first settlement, members in our two Southern California Kaiser chapters won $340,000 — $300,000 for the Psych-Social Chapter and $40,000 for the Healthcare Professionals chapter. After receiving the incentive award payout in March, stewards in […]


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June 20th, 2017

Good pay is the best way to honor nursing assistants

This story was originally published by The Huffington Post. As part of our commemoration of Nursing Assistants Week, we profiled two of our nursing assistants and shared their stories with other members of our union. Both caregivers talked about making a difference in their patients’ lives. But neither wanted to stay in their jobs much […]


May 15th, 2017

NUHW Pulse – May 2017: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! Fountain Valley workers ratify strong first contract Following a successful informational picket, nearly 600 NUHW members won a strong first contract that improves health benefits, expands job security, and provides annual wage increases. Read more USC Norris Cancer Hospital members settle first contractService and […]


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April 24th, 2017

Napa’s Queen of the Valley Hospital fights NUHW election result in federal court

Providence St. Joseph-owned Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, Calif., is wasting money to prevent its caregivers from unionizing rather than investing in patient care and lowering its infection rate — which has already cost the hospital $2 million in Medicare funding. It’s time for Queen administrators to respect our caregivers and fix our […]