December 30th, 2019

Kaiser mental health workers hold 5-day statewide strike

Four thousand Kaiser mental health clinicians and other healthcare professionals demonstrated their resolve last week with a powerful five-day strike that put Kaiser on the defensive and forced its executives to understand just how determined NUHW members are to win a fair contract that improves the care their patients receive. Over the course of five […]


December 30th, 2019

NUHW members force Kindred to abandon PTO takeaway plan

NUHW members at four Kindred hospitals successfully fought off the corporation’s plan to eliminate paid sick time hours starting January 2020.  Kindred had planned to eliminate sick time hours and require workers to use paid time off (PTO) hours for sick time. Because Kindred did not plan to make up for it by increasing employees’ […]


December 30th, 2019

NUHW endorsements inlcude George Gascón for LA District Attorney

NUHW members came out en force for recent interviews with candidates for elected offices in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Our executive board affirmed the selections of our members, including former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who is running for the same position in Los Angeles County as a reformer. Our members also decided […]


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December 20th, 2019

December 2019 PULSE

Welcome to the December 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. We wish you a happy new year. In recent weeks, NUHW members struck Kaiser facilities across California, conducted an informational picket at San Francisco Post Acute, won a grievance at Kindred Hospitals and an NLRB ruling against Queen of the Valley Medical Center, and held […]


December 20th, 2019

Trump NLRB rules in favor of NUHW members at Queen of the Valley

The National Labor Relations Board recently affirmed a federal judge’s ruling that Queen of the Valley Medical Center illegally withdrew recognition of NUHW and denied more than 400 caregivers their right to union representation. A three-member panel of the labor board — two of whom were appointed by President Trump — found that the Napa […]