August 2022 PULSE
In August, NUHW members in Northern California and Hawai’i launched an ongoing, open-ended strike to increase staffing and improve access to mental health care at Kaiser Permanente, won nearly $40,000 in back pay from Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, protested costly paycheck errors at Providence hospitals, and celebrated sizable raises from several employers.
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More than 2,000 Kaiser mental health clinicians are striking in Northern California and Hawai’i
Psychologists, social workers, therapists, and other mental health clinician are striking for as long as it takes to make Kaiser fix its broken mental health care system. Read more.
RAMS workers win big raises in mid-contract bargaining
The agreement will boost pay for workers at Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. workers by an average of 21 percent. Read more.
Fountain Valley workers win nearly $40,000 in unpaid bonuses and PTO
A nurse and 21 lab workers will collect the money after vigilant work to stop the Tenet hospital from getting away with wage theft. Read more.
Healthcare workers at Sonoma and Stanislaus jails ratify first union contract
Two years after joining NUHW, caregivers at two county jails have won sizable raises and a voice in their workplaces. Read more.
Mission Neighborhood Health Center workers win strong raises, additional holiday
Caregivers at the San Francisco clinic also won higher uniform allowances and improved contract language. Read more.
Caregivers blow whistle on Providence for unpaid wages
Members spoke out after systemic payroll errors cost workers thousands of dollars in lost wages. Read more.
NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our online courses for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Learn more.
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