September 16th, 2021

It’s all about profit, not care

I have had Kaiser on and off for decades. They have THE worst mental healthcare. In addition to delayed care, they have cookie cutter care. An actual flow chart to what they will prescribe and it’s never the most cutting edge; their formulary is the cheapest. All about profit, not care. It takes months to […]

August 31st, 2021


In August, NUHW members won new contracts, volunteered to defeat the recall, furthered their fight to improve access to mental health care, and ratcheted up the fight against a hospital company that is failing to pay its bills or fix equipment. Please read the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too. […]

August 30th, 2021

News of the Month — August 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Republican Assemblymember Marie Waldron wrote a short op-ed in Patch supporting SB 221, our mental health parity legislation. Waldron is a co-sponsor of the bill. NUHW was quoted in this Bloomberg story about vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. NUHW member Kari Helgeson was quoted in the […]

August 30th, 2021

Seton workers continue fight to safeguard care

NUHW members at Seton Medical Center in Daly City are taking action to protect patients from the hospital’s new owner that has cut staffing, while refusing to pay its bills or fix broken medical equipment. AHMC, which purchased the hospital via bankruptcy court last year, has forced patients to delay heart procedures and wait up […]

August 30th, 2021

Members at Kindred Hospital Bay Area settle contract following info picket vote

Nurses and respiratory therapists at Kindred Hospital Bay Area in San Leandro settled a contract just days before an informational picket was scheduled to take place. The contract includes 9 percent raises over two years for registered nurses, respiratory technicians, and respiratory care practitioners; and 7.5 percent raises for other job classifications. Workers also won […]