August 27th, 2021

Fighting the recall, one call at a time

When an NUHW organizer asked Olivia Aguirre if she would volunteer to defeat the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom, she offered to start right away — more than two months before ballots had to be returned. “He said, ‘we’re not ready,’” Aguirre recalled. “I said, ‘look for someone who needs a volunteer and get me […]

August 13th, 2021

In remembrance of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Statement from NUHW President Sal Rosselli in remembrance of our friend Richard Trumka: Richard Trumka was a friend to NUHW since our founding twelve years ago. It took some guts to stand with us in those early days. Our union, the National Union of Healthcare Workers, broke away from SEIU over ethical and philosophical differences. […]

July 29th, 2021


In July, NUHW members won news contracts, advanced a critical mental health parity bill in the State Assembly. put the breaks on a no-bid contract for an employer that understaffs healthcare services at the Sonoma County Jail, and authorized a strike at three hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare. Please read the stories below, and be sure […]

July 28th, 2021

Victory in Sonoma County

Wellpath, one of the nation’s largest providers of prison healthcare services, has grown accustomed to securing no-bid contracts for its services in California. But NUHW members who work for Wellpath at the Sonoma County Jail this month successfully blocked a five-year contract extension that Wellpath thought was a done deal. The workers, who joined NUHW […]

July 28th, 2021

Mental health parity bill advances as Kaiser bargaining gets underway

As contract negotiations began this month for NUHW members who provide mental health services at Kaiser Permanente, our bill to improve access to mental health care cleared another major hurdle in the state legislature. Following a hearing, Democrats and Republicans on the State Assembly’s Health Committee unanimously passed SB 221 by a vote of 14-0 […]