February 13th, 2020

Union–community partnerships reap real benefits

Unions are about far more than wages and benefits. That’s why NUHW advocates for issues like patient care and mental health parity that affect the community beyond our immediate members. To do that, we join forces with patients, citizens, activist groups, clergy, and mental health organizations, citizens to broaden our impact. Other unions do this […]

February 11th, 2020

Misleading economic statistics obscure workers’ financial fragility

On the surface, it looks like it’s been a great decade for the American economy: The national unemployment rate dropped from about 10 percent to just under 4 percent; high-income workers saw their pay go up and, eventually, lower-income workers saw their wages rise as well. So what’s not to like? As Annie Lowrey observed […]

February 10th, 2020

Caregivers to picket USC hospitals Tuesday over illegal sick leave policy that puts patients at risk

Caregivers at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center will hold an informational picket on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to protest USC’s illegal policy changes that will make it harder for more than 2,600 hospital employees to take sick leave for themselves or care for sick children, spouses or parents. WHO: Caregivers including […]

January 30th, 2020

January 2020 PULSE

In recent weeks, NUHW members talked to reporters about Governor Newsom’s mental health parity initiative, settled contracts at a health center that primarily serves Latino immigrants and a nursing home in San Francisco, and endorsed candidates for the March primary election. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and […]

January 30th, 2020

Redwood Memorial Hospital is stealth-cutting its services to women and children

Providence St. Joseph Health reported a $13 million profit last year operating Redwood Memorial Hospital in California’s Humboldt County. But instead of investing more resources into the Fortuna, Calif., hospital to improve patient care, the company is quietly considering shutting down pediatric and obstetric services, the Eureka Times-Standard reports. In a letter to California Attorney […]