August 27th, 2020

Fountain Valley members force hospitals to safely cohort COVID-19 patients

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tenet Healthcare’s Fountain Valley Regional Hospital was not doing nearly enough to protect the health of its workers and patients. The hospital lacked sufficient PPE, placed COVID-19 patients alongside non-COVID patients and refused to test both workers and all patients upon admission. Tenet is a Fortune 500 company […]

August 27th, 2020

NUHW President Sal Rosselli makes case for more COVID-19 testing

NUHW President Sal Rosselli wrote an op-ed for the Sacramento Bee calling on state leaders to mandate regular COVID-19 testing for all healthcare workers working at hospitals, correctional facilities and home health agencies. Our proposal also requires initial testing for patients and testing for all workers exposed to the coronavirus. Read the op-ed.

August 26th, 2020

News of the Month — August 2020

The website CounterPunch published an article about NUHW’s advocacy for COVID-19 safety protocols. While most hospitals still refuse to test workers for COVID-19, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will become the first U.S. airport to provide free on-site rapid coronavirus testing for its employees.  While Providence St. Joseph tries to quickly purchase two public hospitals […]

August 24th, 2020

Their heroes and ours: California’s healthcare crisis

by Cal Winslow This essay was published in Counterpunch and BeyondChron Patients and visitors to Sutter Health’s shiny new hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., are greeted with large banners, “Heroes Work Here.” This no doubt is true. At Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals we learn much the same, the giant HMO has awarded itself Five Stars for […]

August 19th, 2020

Op-ed: Professional athletes are getting coronavirus tests. Why aren’t healthcare workers?

This op-ed by NUHW President Sal Rosselli ran in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, August 16, 2020. BY SAL ROSSELLI  For the past five months, healthcare union leaders like me have been sounding the alarm about the appalling lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. But there’s one thing that’s […]