In July, NUHW members held the nation’s largest hospital strike since the pandemic’s onset, advocated for mental health care reforms, picketed against lax infection controls, and welcomed new members at Sonoma County Jail. NUHW also joined hundreds of organizations in demanding that Facebook take action against hate speech on its platform. Check out the stories below, and […]
NUHW-represented Kaiser clinicians are continuing to advocate for one of the most comprehensive mental health reform bills in recent years. In July, Susan Whitney, a therapist in Bakersfield, and Fereshteh Madjlessi, psychologist in Santa Rosa, participated in a Zoom call with a legislative aide for Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, D-Los Angeles. The staffer said she would […]
Workers at Kindred Hospital Westminster picketed outside the hospital on July 23 to demand immediate measures to protect them and their patients from further infection inside the 109-bed long-term care hospital. “We can’t stay silent while this hospital refuses to take common sense precautions to keep workers and patients safe,” said Paul Chang, a nurse […]
Tammie Campbell, an X-ray technologist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, wrote an article for Labor Notes about striking during the pandemic. The article gives perspective for workers and organizers across the country, who may also have to strike to fight takeaways during the pandemic.