May 31st, 2019

Janus of Santa Cruz workers and community allies picket for fair wages

Dozens of  workers and community allies picketed Santa Cruz County’s largest non-profit drug rehabilitation center picketed Thursday to protest low pay that has resulted in massive worker turnover and growing waits for patients to access the center’s drug rehabilitation services. The picket was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, KION and Univsion. In the 18 […]

May 30th, 2019

NUHW Members Confront Fountain Valley CEO

FVRMC CEO Ken McFarland on May 29  attempted to stop department meetings being held in the hospital cafeteria. Workers are meeting to prepare for bargaining their new contract. Click here to read the letter to Ken McFarland. Under federal law, employees have the right to representation by the union representative, and the union staff have […]

May 30th, 2019

NUHW members settle contracts for caregivers at Alameda County detention facilities and technicians at Marin General Hospital

Caregivers at Santa Rita Jail negotiated a four-year contract through April 30, 2023 with across-the-board 3.75 percent annual raises each year. The contract for about 150 nurses, medical assistants, occupational therapists, and other caregivers also provides for a new step on the wage scale for workers on their 30th anniversary, more paid-time-off for workers after […]

May 30th, 2019

News of the Month — May 2019

A proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would prohibit home health aides paid directly by Medicaid from having their union dues automatically deducted from their paychecks, though it doesn’t name the fees explicitly. Disgraced former Keck Medical School Dean Dr. Carmen Puliafito received nearly $1 million in severance, along with a […]

May 30th, 2019

USC Norris workers protest illegal wage theft

More than 200 University of Southern California Workers picketed Wednesday, May 15 to protest the university’s sudden elimination of nine paid holidays in violation of their union contract. The new policy, which went into effect in February, will cost 140 nursing assistants, housekeepers, medical technicians and other workers a combined $300,000 per year in lost […]