September 28th, 2020

News of the Month — September 2020

Throughout the pandemic, hospitals have frequently referred to their healthcare workers as heroes, but workers often feel overworked and demoralized by a system that does not seem to value their safety or well being. And it’s taking a toll of caregivers’ mental health.  Christopher Friese with the University of Michigan School of Nursing spoke on […]


September 28th, 2020

NUHW stewards attend virtual Leadership Conference

More than 200 NUHW stewards gathered Saturday, September 26, for NUHW’s first-ever all-virtual Leadership Conference.  While stewards participated from their homes, there were still many opportunities for them to sharpen their skills with optional continuing education courses on Friday and become better leaders through training sessions on Saturday. The conference, which was themed, “The Fight […]


September 28th, 2020

Professional workers at Children’s Hospital win new contract

Professional workers at UCSF Children’s Hospital Oakland settled a 10-month contract that provides them with 3 percent raises and better aligns their contract with those of their colleagues in the hospital’s Business, Office Clerical and Service and Tech units. The professionals, who include pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists​, and audiologists, will now get […]


September 28th, 2020

NUHW members blow the whistle on Fountain Valley Regional Hospital

In response to a complaint filed by NUHW, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) investigated Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and released a 33-page report that validates the concerns expressed by workers that “systemic” infection control violations at the hospital have placed both caregivers and patients at increased risk for contracting COVID-19. “We might be […]


September 28th, 2020

NUHW members and nurses hold joint rally at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

NUHW caregivers joined forces with registered nurses at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital this month for a rally to demand more testing and stronger infection control measures amid a major COVID-19 outbreak. The rally, which included several elected officials, was organized in response to a recent COVID-19 outbreak that has infected 26 hospital workers and as […]