February 10th, 2009

New member-led healthcare union leads fight against governor’s cuts

As Congress moves funds to save vital services, National Union of Healthcare Workers protests Schwarzenegger’s needless cuts that put the most vulnerable at risk

SACRAMENTO—Dozens of homecare workers, Kaiser workers and other caregivers protested at the governor’s offices in Fresno and Sacramento today to protect services for seniors and people with disabilities. They’re part of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), an independent union formed less than two weeks ago by the elected leaders of United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW) after they were undemocratically ousted by SEIU.

February 5th, 2009

More than 25,000 workers petition to join NUHW and oust SEIU from 101 California hospitals and nursing homes

“We want to stay united in NUHW with the leaders we elected. They helped us build our union and win the best healthcare contract standards in the country.”

—Janet Shepherd, respiratory therapist at CHW Northridge

January 28th, 2009

Independent healthcare union launched at Oakland press conference