Seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers protest at Capitol to save homecare funding from budget “trigger”
Cuts would cost California an estimated $460 million in economic activity
CALIFORNIA—Hundreds of caregivers and healthcare consumers rallied in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Fresno today, calling on Gov. Schwarzenegger to fund vital healthcare services instead of running out the clock on the most vulnerable Californians. The protest was organized by homecare workers united in the National Union of Healthcare Workers.
About 350 employees at four Northern California nursing homes are the first workers to align with the National Union of Healthcare Workers, a new union formed in January by a group of California labor leaders ousted by Service Employees International Union.
A new Oakland-based union — the product of a brutal fight between the elected leaders of healthcare workers in Northern California and their superiors in Washington — announced Tuesday that it had gained its first members.
North American Healthcare agreed to recognize the National Union of Healthcare Workers as the representative of more than 350 nursing home workers at four of the company’s facilities in Northern California, the union said.
More than 350 workers at three Sacramento-area nursing homes and one in Pacifica have chosen the(NUHW) to represent them, union officials announced Tuesday.
The upstart health care union — formed in January after its leaders were fired by— replaces SEIU in what appears to be its first successful organizing drive.
UPDATE: We won! All written warnings were removed from stewards’ files. Healthcare workers protested Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles for colluding with SEIU to harass and intimidate caregivers who are joining … keep reading >