NUHW Pulse – February 2019

March 1st, 2019

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Welcome to the February 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members won raises for Certified Nursing Assistants at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, convened a Town Hall on the state of health care in Humboldt County, fought back against contractually-prohibited subcontracting at Providence Tarzana Medical Center and confronted a top Kaiser Permanente executive at an Oakland Country Club. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.

Alert stewards help Fountain Valley workers win better wages.
After shop stewards discovered that dozens of nursing assistants had state certification and were entitled to better salaries under their contract, we reached a settlement that included raises and back pay. Click here to read the story.


Humboldt County caregivers hold Town Hall on state of local health care
About 130 residents attended a Town Hall exploring how to improve health care in Humboldt County and make the county’s dominant provider, Providence St. Joseph Health, accountable to caregivers and community members. Click here to read the story.



Kaiser mental health workers continue advocating for patients
While contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente inch forward, NUHW members this month took the fight directly to Kaiser executives, while also helping Kaiser patients like Rachel Smith (pictured above) tell their stories. Click here to read the story.


Providence Tarzana workers fight back against subcontracting
Less than a year after settling a new contract, Providence Tarzana workers are pressuring management to stop violating a provision that prohibits subcontracting out work to outside firms. Click here to read the story.


NUHW offering online continuing education courses
We have expanded our offerings for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Click here to see the courses.


News of the Month
Click here to check out our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets.