January 28th, 2019

News of the Month — January 2019

Californians rank making health care more affordable among their top overall priorities for the state’s governor and legislature, according to a poll released last week by the California Healthcare Foundation. Forty-five percent of respondents cited it as “extremely important,” just behind improving public education (48%) and ahead of affordable housing (40%). Among health issues, Californians’ […]


January 28th, 2019

RAMS workers confront nonprofit’s board

For the second consecutive month, mental health clinicians at Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. in San Francisco attended their non-profit’s board meeting to demand a fair contract. At the January meeting, clinicians expressed their frustration over the slow pace of negotiations, overall lack of transparency and the low pay that causes high turnover that impacts patients’ […]


January 28th, 2019

NUHW members stand with Los Angeles teachers

During our Kaiser strike in December, Stationary Engineers, Local 39 and the California Nurses Association allowed their members strike in sympathy, which made our action even more powerful and impactful on Kaiser. In January, when teachers went on strike in Los Angeles, many NUHW members headed to the picket lines to offer their support. “Nancy […]


January 28th, 2019

Providence St. Joseph workers launch united campaign

Dozens of NUHW members from Providence St. Joseph hospitals across California – along with allies from several nursing unions – launched a coordinated campaign on January 19 to launch to win better contracts and build worker power inside the nation’s third largest hospital system. NUHW members at six Providence St. Joseph hospitals from LA County […]


January 28th, 2019

Eureka workers rally against latest layoffs

NUHW members St. Joseph Hospital Eureka joined with nurses on January 24 to protest additional layoffs at the highly-profitable hospital just three months after 25 caregivers lost their jobs. The hospital laid off two radiology technician assistants, which will hinder the department’s efficiency, Kyle Glenzer, a technician, told the Eureka Times Standard. When it comes […]