November 30th, 2021

November 2021 PULSE

In November, NUHW members held a one-day solidarity strike with Kaiser Permanente engineers; picketed West Anaheim Medical Center, won a contract fight at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, conducted a survey on racial justice and equity at Kaiser, and won back pay that Wellpath incorrectly withheld from them. Also, learn about NUHW member Ana Ortiz and […]

November 29th, 2021

Kaiser workers release Racial Justice and Equity Survey

Last year, NUHW members at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California founded the NUHW Racial Justice and Equity Committee. Now our member-led committee has released the report from its first comprehensive survey of NUHW members to gauge how systemic racism and marginalization within Kaiser impacts workers and patients. Read the report here.  More than 1,500 NUHW […]

November 29th, 2021

NUHW wins Telly awards for “Fight of Our Lives” video

​NUHW has been honored with two Telly awards for the “Fight of Our Lives” video that kicked off last year’s virtual Leadership Conference.  The Tellys, an international organization that honors “excellence in video and television across all screens,” created a new category this year to recognize videos made under pandemic working conditions. With social distancing […]

November 24th, 2021

Santa Rita Jail workers refunded after employer’s benefit error

Since January 2020, Geneica Williams, a nurse and NUHW steward at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, where workers are employed by the private firm Wellpath, had been paying for a supplemental long-term disability benefit that would allow her to cover a portion of her income while out of work for an extended leave.  Except […]

November 23rd, 2021

On Día de Muertos, remembering those lost to COVID-19

Día de Muertos is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican tradition dating back more than 3,000 years in which people honor their deceased friends and family members by building ofrendas (Altars) that are decorated with candles, cempasúchil (Aztec marigolds), sugar skulls, papél picado (tissue paper), pan de muerto (day of the dead bread), the deceased’s favorite foods, and […]