November 19th, 2020

Remembering Antonio Orea, a champion for working people

On November 17, we lost a dedicated staff leader and beloved member of our NUHW family to COVID-19. Antonio Orea lived an exemplary life. He grew up in Mexico, journeyed across the border at age 16, worked in a sweatshop, took classes, became a U.S. citizen, and devoted his life to helping people earn a […]

November 19th, 2020

Remembering Armando J. Rodriguez

Armando J. Rodriguez, an imaging aide at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, died of COVID-19 earlier this month. Known by colleagues as “The Candyman” for his generosity, Armando contracted COVID-19 in July and never fully recovered. He is survived by his five children, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. “COVID took a toll on him and […]

October 29th, 2020


In October, NUHW created a relief fund for members affected by wildfires, while NUHW members marched on their hospital CEOs at three Tenet hopitals, rallied to save the Birthing Center at Petaluma Valley Hospital, and fought unjust layoffs at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too. […]

October 27th, 2020

News of the Month — October 2020

As Election Day looms, U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, a cunning lawyer committed to dismantling regulation, is weakening one employee protection after another, The New Yorker reports. Gov. Newsom announced a framework for rolling out an eventual COVID-19 vaccine that gives priority to healthcare workers at risk of contracting the virus, according to the Los […]

October 27th, 2020

NUHW members fight layoffs at Children’s Hospital Oakland

When management at Children’s Hospital Oakland decided to layoff five NUHW members and cut hours for five more, they knew they would have to bargain over the impact of those cuts. But they couldn’t have expected that more than 60 NUHW members and allied registered nurses would participate in the first bargaining session to show […]