June 17th, 2021

NUHW members picket Tenet hospitals; back calls for investigation into COVID relief aid

NUHW members held informational pickets outside three Southern California Tenet Healthcare hospitals demanding answers about why the nation’s second largest hospital chain is understaffing facilities and underpaying workers despite receiving billions in federal COVID-relief funds and spending $1.1 billion to buy 45 surgery centers. The pickets outside Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center […]

June 16th, 2021

NUHW members commemorate California’s re-opening at Medicare for All rally

As California officially reopened on June 15, NUHW members flocked to Sacramento for a rally calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to learn the lessons of COVID-19 and take the lead in creating a single-payer healthcare system that provides equal care for all Californians. More than 300 people were in attendance on the north steps of […]

June 8th, 2021

Tenet workers authorize info picket for June 16

NUHW members from three Tenet hospitals in Orange County voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize an informational picket, now scheduled for June 16.  These workers are in negotiations with Tenet Healthcare, fighting for a contract with fair wages and healthcare options they can afford. Tenet Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chains, reported […]

June 1st, 2021

California Senate passes NUHW-sponsored mental health parity bill

The State Senate has overwhelmingly passed a landmark bill that would require all HMOs and health insurers in California, including Kaiser Permanente, to provide clinically necessary follow-up mental health and substance use disorder appointments within 10 business days. SB 221, which is authored by State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco and sponsored by NUHW, passed […]

May 28th, 2021


In May, NUHW members rallied to demand fair contracts at three Tenet hospitals, authorized a 5-day strike at Keck-USC hospitals, clinics and call centers, won raises at Kindred Hospital San Diego, and participated in May Day rallies across California. Also this month, the California Democratic Party approved two NUHW-sponsored resolutions in support of advancing Medicare for […]