September 29th, 2021

Salinas Valley Memorial members authorize info picket

NUHW members at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital are ready to go public with their fight for a fair contract. With management of the publicly-owned hospital still insisting on slashing health benefits despite the ongoing pandemic, workers voted nearly unanimously to authorize an informational picket. After three months of negotiations, the hospital district is continuing to […]


September 29th, 2021

NUHW members helped stop the recall

NUHW members played a key role in helping Governor Gavin Newsom emerge from the recall election with a strong mandate to pursue progressive reforms. NUHW was the first union to come out against the recall and start raising money to defeat it by making the case to workers and progressive voters that Newsom had earned […]


September 29th, 2021

NUHW’s mental health parity bill awaits governor’s signature

NUHW-represented mental health clinicians and mental health advocates aren’t taking anything for granted when it comes to a bill they have worked hard to get to Governor Newsom’s desk. Just one week after the State Senate and Assembly passed SB 221 with overwhelming bipartisan majorities earlier this month, NUHW-members are spearheading an email campaign urging […]


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August 31st, 2021

AUGUST 2021 PULSE

In August, NUHW members won new contracts, volunteered to defeat the recall, furthered their fight to improve access to mental health care, and ratcheted up the fight against a hospital company that is failing to pay its bills or fix equipment. Please read the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too. […]


August 30th, 2021

News of the Month — August 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Republican Assemblymember Marie Waldron wrote a short op-ed in Patch supporting SB 221, our mental health parity legislation. Waldron is a co-sponsor of the bill. NUHW was quoted in this Bloomberg story about vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. NUHW member Kari Helgeson was quoted in the […]