August 27th, 2019

News of the Month – August 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders recently rolled out an ambitious plan to strengthen organized labor in the U.S., with a goal of doubling union membership in his first term as president.   A federal investigation into misuse of millions of dollars in training center funds by Fiat Chrysler executives and United Auto Workers leaders has expanded to General […]

August 16th, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians to hold vigils honoring patients who struggle to access care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2019 Contact: Matthew Artz, 510-435-8035, Hundreds of psychologists, therapists, social workers and psychiatric nurses will gather over several days outside Kaiser hospitals beginning Saturday. Los Angeles – Mental health therapists will hold hour-long vigils outside Kaiser facilities across Southern California starting Saturday to draw attention to the struggles faced […]

August 2nd, 2019

Press Release: Caregivers to speak out against Napa County hospital merger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2019 Contact: Matthew Artz, 510-435-8035, Caregivers at Queen of the Valley Medical Center will join community members in demanding further review of a proposed hospital merger that would reduce available medical care in Napa County. WHAT: Public hearing on Providence St. Joseph/Adventist Health West merger WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, […]

July 30th, 2019

July 2019 Pulse

Welcome to the July 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. We are sad to report the passing of NUHW pioneer and executive board member Eloise Reese-Burns. Please read more about her remarkable life below. In recent weeks, NUHW members presented Kaiser with a settlement proposal, held a one-day mental health strike in San Francisco, and […]

July 30th, 2019

News of the Month – July 2019

A Washington Post investigation detailed the extent to which drug manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers flooded some of the nation’s most vulnerable communities with billions of opiates. Federal law requires California to act against nursing homes that practice “patient dumping,” the act of sending low-income patients to medical or mental hospitals and refusing to take them […]