April 2023 PULSE

PulseApril 28, 2023

In April, NUHW members held the largest strike ever at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, celebrated a prestigious honor from Southern California’s largest LGBTQ+ Democratic club, helped secure a first contract for new Keck-USC members and won several organizing campaigns.

Check out this month’s member profile of Marlene Castro, as well as NUHW’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Monthprofiles and Mental Health Awareness Month profiles. You can read all the stories below, and find NUHW on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

NUHW members hold largest-ever strike at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Since a 2014 affiliation agreement put UCSF Health in control of the non-profit 223-bed Oakland hospital and satellite clinics, NUHW members and their colleagues have repeatedly raised concerns about UCSF under-resourcing care in the East Bay. Read moreLee más

NUHW continues growth at Keck-USC
Workers at the USC Downtown Clinic overwhelmingly voted to join NUHW, while our union’s more than 1,700 members at Keck-USC helped their colleagues beat back the university’s attempt to deny raises to new NUHW members at the Roski Eye Institute. Read moreLee más

State Senate advances NUHW-sponsored healthcare reform bill
SB 770 would set California on a path to becoming the first U.S. state to create a healthcare system in which no resident is denied care based on age, employment, disability, income, immigration status, or any other characteristic. Read moreLee más

Workers at Rogers Mental Health Clinic and Wellpath Santa Cruz jail vote to join NUHW
The newest NUHW members want to improve care for their patients, while securing fair wages and better working conditions. Read moreLee más

Historic LGBTQ+ organization honors NUHW
NUHW was named Organization of the Year by the Stonewall Democratic Club, the largest LGBTQ+, feminist, and progressive political advocacy organization in Southern California. Read moreLee más

Member profile: Marlene Castro 
The highly-respected Seton Medical Center social worker and case manager helped her colleagues secure their first contract. Read moreLee más

NUHW commemorates Mental Health Awareness Month
NUHW is proud to represent nearly 5,000 mental health workers throughout California and Hawai’i. During Mental Health Awareness Month, we are profiling behavioral health clinicians who serve patients in clinics, hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities. More profiles will be added throughout the month of May. Read more / Lee más

NUHW celebrates Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
NUHW is honoring the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in our country by profiling several API leaders on our website. Read more / Lee más

NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our online courses for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Learn more. Learn more / Lee más

News of the Month
Read our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets. Read more / Lee más