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September 1st, 2020

AUGUST 2020 PULSE

In August, NUHW members won COVID-related concessions from two Orange County hospitals, used COVID-19 surveys to press for improvements at Petaluma Valley Hospital, helped pass a major mental health care reform bill, and pressed harder to expand COVID-19 testing for all healthcare workers throughout California. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow […]


August 28th, 2020

NUHW members help pass major mental health reform bill

NUHW’s top priority on this year’s legislative calendar was passed by the State Assembly and State Senate this month and is now heading to the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom. SB 855, sponsored by Senators Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco and Jim Beall, D-San Jose, would require insurers to cover all forms of mental health and […]


August 27th, 2020

Be prepared to vote

As a democratic union, NUHW depends on members to interview candidates and determine which ones have earned our endorsement. Endorsement meetings are currently underway, and NUHW’s full slate of endorsements for the November election will be available in September. In the meantime, make sure you’ll be eligible to vote and have a plan to cast […]


August 27th, 2020

Petaluma Valley members organize for COVID-19 safeguards

NUHW members at Petaluma Valley Hospital work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Over the summer, COVID-19 case counts rose throughout Sonoma County and in the hospital. At the same time, the number of workplace exposures grew and staffing got worse. The hospital wasn’t testing staff who got exposed and seemed to be doing […]


August 27th, 2020

Kindred Westminster agrees to monthly COVID-19 testing

NUHW members at Kindred Westminster won a major victory this month, pressuring their employer to implement major infection control protocols shortly before a planned protest outside the hospital. Kindred Westminster members overwhelmingly approved an agreement that includes: Monthly COVID-19 testing for all workers N95 masks for all hospital employees Hazard pay for workers serving COVID-19 […]