July 30th, 2019

NUHW members at St. Joseph hospitals speak out about proposed partnership, impact on patient care

NUHW-represented workers at Providence St. Joseph hospitals throughout Northern California recently urged state officials to reject a proposed partnership between Providence and Adventist Health System West. The partnership would essentially merge two of Northern California’s largest health care providers, setting the stage for them to further reduce staffing and services that would put patients and […]

July 11th, 2019

Video: Our solutions to Kaiser’s mental health crisis

There’s a mental health crisis at Kaiser Permanente. Patients can’t get the care they need. And therapists can’t keep up with growing caseloads. Kaiser therapists have been sounding the alarm, but management won’t make real improvements. Here’s what it’s going to take: Kaiser needs to hire a lot more full-service therapists. We don’t need “intake […]

June 28th, 2019

June 2019 Pulse

Welcome to the June 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW-represented Kaiser mental health clinicians approved a one-day strike in San Francisco, EVS workers at Providence Tarzana voted to join our union, and RAMS workers settled their first contract after a long struggle. Check out all the stories below, and be sure […]

June 28th, 2019

Providence Tarzana EVS workers vote to join NUHW

EVS workers at Providence Tarzana Medical Center voted on June 27 to join NUHW. PTMC is owned by Providence Health and Services is an acute care hospital providing care to the medically underserved California’s San Fernando Valley.  These 55 workers voted 2 to 1 in favor of joining more than 500 NUHW-represented workers at PTMC who […]

June 28th, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians to strike July 10 over chronic understaffing

Citing a growing child mental health crisis at their clinic, dozens of Kaiser therapists authorized a one-day strike if the HMO refuses to boost staffing in order to reduce intolerable appointment wait times and end overcrowding of group therapy sessions. The strike will be held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at […]