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April 30th, 2009

Full report from our Founding Convention

More than 700 workers gathered on Saturday in San Francisco for NUHW’s founding convention. We celebrated our record-breaking accomplishments, and developed plans to make our new union even stronger. Click below for the highlights!

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April 30th, 2009

Workers picket Sutter Health at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Workers picketed Sutter Health-owned Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Wednesday over layoffs and collusion with SEIU. Since SEIU took control of Sutter workers’ union in January, Sutter has reduced staffing levels … keep reading >

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April 29th, 2009

Fresno homecare providers outraged at SEIU’s second failure to defend wages

100+ workers pack County Supervisors’ meeting to protest another round of cuts

Fresno, Calif.—Over a hundred Fresno homecare providers packed the Fresno County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to oppose an agenda item that would reduce their wages and benefits to $9.50 an hour. But they weren’t just there to protest the wage cuts—they also pointed to the repeated failure of their union, SEIU, to support them in stopping the cuts.

“SEIU just failed to stop a different set of cuts last week,” said Flo Furlow, a homecare worker. “Now the county wants to cut our wages even more, and this time SEIU isn’t even going to take it to arbitration. How many times can we let this happen?”

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April 27th, 2009

NUHW Founding Convention

Photos from our Convention On Saturday, healthcare workers and leaders gathered in San Francisco to celebrate our record-breaking success and plan for the future. We approved a provisional constitution that puts … keep reading >

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April 25th, 2009

Workers picket CPMC over layoffs, collusion with rejected union

Workers at California Pacific Medical Center picketed on Thursday to protest the elimination of 200 jobs and CPMC’s collusion with SEIU, a union almost 80 percent of workers rejected months ago. A … keep reading >