March 10th, 2021

Seton workers picket against layoffs, chronic understaffing

One year after they rallied to save their hospitals from imminent closure as the pandemic was taking hold, caregivers at Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside picketed on March 10, demanding that the hospital’s new owner rescind layoff notices and address severe understaffing on several units. “There are nights when we only have two nursing […]

March 8th, 2021

President Biden praises unions

On February 28, as workers at an Amazon plant in Bessemer, Alabama continued voting whether to form a union, President Biden released a 2 ½-minute video extolling the importance of  unions and giving a full-throated endorsement of a worker’s right to collectively bargain. Biden’s statement not only shows that he is on the side of […]

March 5th, 2021

2021 could be a big year for labor unions

In cities across the U.S., and between the walls of some of the world’s largest enterprises, there is a swelling of union organizing activity that has been propelled by the pandemic and the recession. Read more at CNN.

February 24th, 2021


In February, NUHW members recouped more than $500,000 in unpaid wages from Kaiser, in Northern California, participated in a podcast highlighting Kaiser’s failure to provide timely access to mental health care, volunteered for or allies running in two special elections, won 3 percent raises at California Pacific Medical Center, opposed the recall of Governor Newsom, and […]

February 24th, 2021

News of the Month — February 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Cal/OSHA continues to aggressively issue citations to employers for COVID-19–related violations, which may provide leverage to labor unions and their members, especially healthcare workers. Providence St. Joseph is retaliating against Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach after the hospital’s trustees decided to break away from Providence. “The […]