March 27th, 2020

News of the Month — March 2020

As the coronavirus sweeps the nation, a new survey reveals widespread medical gear shortages, while hospitals give up on a fractured supply chain and take matters into their own hands with planes sprinting past cargo ships. Governor Gavin Newsom directed emergency COVID-19 funds to lease beds at Seton Medical Center in Daly City and Seton […]

February 28th, 2020

February 2020 PULSE

In recent weeks, NUHW members have picketed with nurses over an illegal takeaway of their sick leave rights by USC, helped trigger a new investigation into violations of mental health parity rules by Kaiser Permanente, protested the potential closure of two Bay Area hospitals, and stood on stage with Senator Bernie Sanders. Check out the stories […]

February 28th, 2020

NUHW demands proper tools and training to safely treat COVID-19 patients

NUHW President Sal Rosselli released this statement on Feb. 28, 2020: Across the state, California’s hospital workers and caregivers want to meet the challenge of caring for patients with COVID-19, but to do so requires the tools and proper training to stay safe. We can’t assume that every clinic, nursing home and hospital is prepared. […]

February 27th, 2020

State governments are beginning to take action on mental health

Over the past decade, NUHW members have taken action to expand Californians’ access to mental health caregivers and push healthcare providers to properly support their vital work. This energy has driven change at the highest levels of state government — and now we’re beginning to see change in other states as well. Statewide awareness campaigns, […]

February 27th, 2020

Kaiser faces new probe over mental health parity violations

The statewide strike by more than 4,000 Kaiser mental health clinicians and mental health professionals last December has had a profound impact on the enforcement of mental health parity laws and is helping to spur new parity legislation. The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) opened a formal investigation this month into ongoing problems that […]