January 12th, 2021

WAMC member actions win COVID pay incentives

Facing another major COVID surge while dealing with severe understaffing, NUHW members at West Anaheim Medical Center demanded better – and won. Last month, nearly 100 members at WAMC colleagues called on management to “immediately reinstate and expand” a $7 per hour temporary pay raise that had been instituted during the July COVID surge. A […]

January 12th, 2021

The fight of our lives: COVID-19 and communities of color

Join leading scholars and activists for a discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and the racial disparities that exist in providing and accessing health care. Panelists will delve into how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these disparities and how we — as healthcare workers and a health care union — can […]

January 12th, 2021

Strategies for healthcare worker organizing during COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NUHW created a COVID-19 Bill of Rights and NUHW Workplace Safety Policy Paper to codify the standards and policies healthcare providers should be following to protect employees and patients during a pandemic. Join NUHW members for a discussion about how we’re using these materials to educate elected officials and […]

January 8th, 2021

As COVID cases surge, LA coalition campaigns for safety measures

A coalition of labor leaders, health experts and community organizations are demanding that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors urgently plan for the four-week lockdown and to provide immediate safety nets for businesses, workers and families so they can safely stay home. “We all have to work together to keep this from getting worse,” said Sal […]

December 30th, 2020

Hospitals aren’t doing enough to keep frontline healthcare workers safe as California COVID cases surge past 2 million

Staffing shortages, lack of PPE, and failure to offer COVID-19 tests are major challenges for workers in hospitals across the state California is the first state where the number of COVID-19 cases has surpassed 2 million before the expected surge from Christmas and New Year’s gatherings. In Los Angeles County alone, the coronavirus death toll is […]