September 24th, 2019

Stewards celebrate NUHW’s first decade, look forward, at 2019 Leadership Conference

Our 2019 NUHW Leadership Conference this past weekend was a great testament to the movement we have built since NUHW’s founding 10 years ago. Over the course of three days, about 400 stewards from medical facilities across California and Hawaii got a chance to take classes, discuss strategies for winning better contracts, chart a vision […]

September 23rd, 2019

Elected officials address Leadership Conference

Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Irvine) defeated incumbent Mimi Walters in 2018 with the help of NUHW volunteers who knocked on doors and participated in phone banks reaching out to voters in her district. Porter, a former professor at UC Irvine School of Law, has not disappointed in Congress. One of the first bills she introduced was […]

August 29th, 2019

Seton workers voice concerns about sale of hospitals

Caregivers at Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside spoke at public forums this week calling on Attorney General Xavier Becerra to require that the proposed purchaser of both San Mateo County facilities maintain medical services and keep Seton Medical Center operating as an acute care hospital. Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside are the nearest […]

August 29th, 2019

NUHW members picket at Providence St. Joseph hospitals

Hospital workers picketed outside Providence St. Joseph hospitals in Petaluma, Napa and Eureka Thursday, Aug. 22 to demand contracts that provide safe staffing as Providence seeks state approval to merge its Northern California hospitals with several belonging to Adventist Health. The pickets were covered by the Napa Valley Register and Eureka Times-Standard, as well as […]

August 29th, 2019

Members hold vigils for Kaiser mental health patients

Kaiser mental health clinicians held vigils outside Kaiser facilities across Southern California this month to draw attention to the struggles faced by their patients, who must weeks or months for therapy appointments. Patients and community allies joined clinicians at several vigils, during which clinicians read stories submitted by patients who were denied timely care. KPCC […]