April 29th, 2020

NUHW members at Kaiser ratify contracts

More than 4,000 NUHW members at Kaiser Permanente have voted overwhelmingly to ratify new contracts that improve wages and benefits. The contracts also establish a collaborative process for making critical improvements to Kaiser’s mental health care system. Over the course of six months, Kaiser social workers, psychologists and therapists will meet with management with the […]

April 24th, 2020

Contracts ratified at St. Joseph Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospitals

NUHW members in Humboldt County ratified a four-year contract that will include significant wage increases without the harsh takeaways that Providence St. Joseph Health was demanding during more than a year of negotiations. The approximately 500 NUHW members at St. Joseph Eureka and Redwood Memorial hospitals conducted a one-day strike in November and held numerous […]

April 24th, 2020

EVS workers at Providence Tarzana win first contract

More than 50 EVS workers at Providence Tarzana Cedar Sinai Medical Center voted last week to ratify a two-year contract that includes salary increases for all employees this year, with another increase in October 2021. These workers voted last June to become NUHW members, joining more than 500 other NUHW-represented workers at the San Fernando […]

April 24th, 2020

Collaboration with local officials nets N95 masks for Seton Medical Center

The strong collaboration between caregivers at Seton Medical Center and local and state officials helped avoid a dire shortfall of personal protective equipment this month at Seton Medical Center in Daly City. Responding to the concerns of caregivers that the hospital had inadequate supplies of N-95 masks to cope with an expected surge of COVID-19 […]

April 24th, 2020

News of the Month — April 2020

The CDC and local health officials are warning that future COVID-19 surges starting next winter could be more deadly than the current outbreak.  The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. In a recent […]