July 30th, 2019

Remembering Eloise Reese-Burns, a champion for patients and caregivers

Eloise Reese-Burns, who devoted her life to caring for her patients and standing up for her coworkers, died this month following complications from a stroke. She was 80. Reese-Burns was a longstanding member of NUHW’s executive board and one of the longest-tenured health care workers in California. She started working as a nursing assistant at […]

July 30th, 2019

NUHW-represented clinicians at Kaiser present solutions to the HMO’s mental health crisis

Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, and social workers in Northern California and Southern California this month presented management comprehensive proposals for settlement. Unlike Kaiser’s most recent contract proposals, which clinicians overwhelmingly rejected, our proposals would provide immediate relief for patients struggling to access care by mandating that Kaiser significantly boost staffing over the next year. The […]

July 30th, 2019

NUHW members at St. Joseph hospitals speak out about proposed partnership, impact on patient care

NUHW-represented workers at Providence St. Joseph hospitals throughout Northern California recently urged state officials to reject a proposed partnership between Providence and Adventist Health System West. The partnership would essentially merge two of Northern California’s largest health care providers, setting the stage for them to further reduce staffing and services that would put patients and […]

July 11th, 2019

Video: Our solutions to Kaiser’s mental health crisis

There’s a mental health crisis at Kaiser Permanente. Patients can’t get the care they need. And therapists can’t keep up with growing caseloads. Kaiser therapists have been sounding the alarm, but management won’t make real improvements. Here’s what it’s going to take: Kaiser needs to hire a lot more full-service therapists. We don’t need “intake […]

June 28th, 2019

June 2019 Pulse

Welcome to the June 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW-represented Kaiser mental health clinicians approved a one-day strike in San Francisco, EVS workers at Providence Tarzana voted to join our union, and RAMS workers settled their first contract after a long struggle. Check out all the stories below, and be sure […]