July 28th, 2020

Santa Rosa Memorial workers stage biggest strike since pandemic’s onset

More than 700 NUHW members, including respiratory therapists, housekeepers, dietary workers, nursing assistants, and medical technicians, held a five-day strike at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in July. Despite generating huge profits for its corporate parent, Providence St. Joseph Health, executives at the 338-bed regional trauma center are demanding that workers accept sharp cuts to accrued […]

July 27th, 2020

NUHW joins campaign to shut down disinformation and hate speech on Facebook

We are proud to join more than 100 organizations from around the world in demanding that Facebook address the disinformation, hate speech, and abusive conduct on its platform. By signing on to the Stop the Hate for Profit Campaign, NUHW pledged to withhold advertising on Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, until the […]

July 27th, 2020

Members at Fountain Valley advocate for COVID-19 protections

NUHW members from Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center recently participated in a virtual roundtable with a representative from the office of U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Irvine) to call attention to the lack of COVID-19 safety protocols at the Orange County hospital.  Mailinh Nguyen, Joshua Jesus, and Mila Pham discussed issues at Fountain Valley […]

July 27th, 2020

Workers at Sonoma Jail vote to join NUHW

Approximately 70 workers at Sonoma County Jail, including nurses, nursing assistants, mental health professionals, and clerks, voted overwhelmingly to join NUHW.  The election in Sonoma County followed a unanimous vote in May by nearly 100 Stanislaus County Jail healthcare workers to join NUHW. Healthcare workers at both jails are employed by Wellpath, one of the […]

July 27th, 2020

News of the Month — July 2020

With more than 400,000 confirmed cases, California now has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in the nation.  Unemployed Californians are finding the process of getting unemployment benefits further delayed because EDD requires they mail or fax sensitive documents. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the division between California’s haves and have nots starker than ever. […]