June 24th, 2020

Santa Rosa Memorial workers picket over proposed benefit cuts

Over the past three years, caregivers at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital have worked through a pandemic and two wildfires while the hospital has recorded operating profits exceeding $200 million. Yet, instead of honoring its caregivers with a fair contract, the hospital’s parent company, Providence St. Joseph Health, is proposing takeaways that would cut paid-time-off and […]

June 24th, 2020

Kaiser members hold firm in rejecting illegal gag order

NUHW members have beaten back an attempt by Kaiser Permanente to make them surrender their rights to organize patients and speak out about the challenges their patients face getting timely mental health care. After Kaiser mental health clinicians and healthcare professionals ratified new contracts last month, Kaiser illegally refused to implement the contracts, including raises, […]

May 31st, 2020

NUHW statement on police violence against African Americans

Everyone has a right to live in peace without fear of being targeted for violence because of one’s skin color. The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery by current or former law enforcement officers is a haunting illustration that our nation continues to devalue the lives of black people and that […]

May 29th, 2020

May 2020 PULSE

In May, NUHW members won new contracts at four hospitals, helped advance a critical mental health parity bill in the State Senate, made videos promoting our COVID-19 Healthcare Workers Bill of Rights, and welcomed Stanislaus County Jail workers, who voted unanimously to join our union. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow […]

May 28th, 2020

NUHW members win new contract at Petaluma Valley Hospital

NUHW members at Petaluma Valley Hospital overwhelmingly ratified a new contract this month that will increase wages and maintain health benefits. The approximately 160 workers, who include radiology technicians, nursing assistants and housekeepers, fought hard and stuck together to resist takeaways sought by their employer, Providence St. Joseph Health. Despite reporting a $20 million profit […]