August 2023 PULSE

PulseAugust 31, 2023

In August, NUHW members secured Penalty Pay for payroll errors at Queen of the Valley Medical Center, won big raises at West Anaheim Medical Center, worked with management to reduce caseloads and improve access to mental health care for Kaiser patients in Northern California, continued their fight to make Kaiser provide adequate mental health care in Hawai’i, and welcomed even more members at Keck-USC. Also check out this month’s member profile of Thomas Christian.

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Poised to strike, workers win big raises at Anaheim hospital
NUHW’s newest members at West Anaheim Medical Center will receive average wage increases of 26 percent with some workers securing 61 percent raises over the next three years. Read more / Lee más

Kaiser Model of Care Committees off to good start

In part due the mental health timely access law NUHW sponsored, Model of Care Committees in Northern California have made strong recommendations to increase access and reduce caseloads. Read more / Lee más

NUHW sends big contingent to Healthy California Now Lobby Day

More than three dozen single payer healthcare advocates gathered at the State Capitol to urge Assemblymembers to support SB 770, a bill that would help pave the way for transformative healthcare reform. The bill, authored by State Senators Scott Wiener and Mike McGuire, passed the Senate earlier this year. Read More / Lee más

Complaint seeks to downgrade Kaiser’s accreditation status in Hawai’i

In filing complaint with Kaiser’s accreditation agency, NUHW cites HMO’s failure to meet the mental health staffing levels it had agreed to in its Corrective Action Plan. Read more / Lee más

Workers get Penalty Pay extended at a major Providence hospital
After a year of paycheck errors that triggered a fierce response from stewards, NUHW members at Queen of the Valley Medical Center secured $250 in penalty pay for any future errors. Read more / Lee más

NUHW further expands presence at Keck-USC healthcare system
Seeking the same job security and benefits as their NUHW colleagues, Pasadena Lab workers voted unanimously to unionize. Read more / Lee más

Member profile: Thomas Christian
Following his father’s example, Thomas Christian is outspoken in his advocacy for his co-workers. 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 / Lee más

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