NUHW Pulse – February 2017: the latest news from NUHW

February 7th, 2017

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter!

250 Children’s Hospital Oakland workers join NUHW

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 around the union

Victories and updates from around the union
Read the latest developments in the union, including grievance victories, settlements, and bargaining updates. Read more

NUHW members gather for statewide meetings

NUHW members gather for statewide meetings
NUHW scheduled special membership meetings across the state to hear members’ thoughts on how we should respond to the new federal government and stand up for each other and our patients. There are two meetings left this weekend, in Los Angeles and Orange County. Read more

NUHW members turn out to women’s marches

NUHW members turn out to women’s marches
Dozens of NUHW members joined with millions of Americans to send a message to Donald Trump: We reject the misogyny he displayed on the campaign trail and we’ll fight to save the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. Read more

The Hill op-ed

NUHW op-ed: Unions must embrace democracy
It’s more important than ever that the labor movement embraces democracy and rallies its members to fully participate in their unions and in politics, says NUHW President Sal Rosselli in this op-ed from The Hill. Read more

Providence Tarzana workers picket against mass layoffs of housekeepers

Providence Tarzana workers protest layoffs of SEIU-represented housekeepers
With SEIU missing in action, NUHW members picketed the hospital over its decision to dismiss two dozen housekeepers for their alleged lack of English proficiency. Read more

Petaluma Valley Hospital

Petaluma Valley Hospital workers demand standards for next operator
NUHW members urge the healthcare district to demand strong patient and labor standards in contracting with a new company to operate the public hospital. Read more

Carrie Fisher battled stormtroopers and stigma

NUHW op-ed: Carrie Fisher battled stormtroopers and stigma
NUHW members Elizabeth White, Natalia Salinas, and Clement Papazian honor Carrie Fisher’s legacy in changing the public discourse on mental illness in this op-ed that ran in the Mercury News and the East Bay Times. Read more