October 5th, 2021

“I’m desperate for this bill to get signed” – KQED reports on SB 221

KQED’s The California Report on Monday featured a story about SB 221, a landmark bill authored by State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, that would reduce wait times for mental health and addiction medicine appointments to no more than 10 business days — unless a treating clinician determined that a longer wait would not be […]

September 30th, 2021

September 2021 PULSE

In September, NUHW members helped defeat the gubernatorial recall, championed mental health parity legislation, took action to advance contract bargaining, and celebrated the gains achieved from a big contract victory. Please read the stories below, and be sure to check out our new training and education website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too. Note: Photographs of […]

September 29th, 2021

News of the Month — September 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  An NUHW member was interviewed and photographed for this investigative story by the NBC affiliate in San Diego about Kaiser’s mental health care system.  NUHW is quoted in this California Healthline story about what we expect to see from Gov. Newsom in terms of policy following […]

September 29th, 2021

NUHW unveils new training and education library

NUHW is committed to providing educational and professional development opportunities to all of our members. That’s why we are excited to unveil a new redesigned training and education portal on the NUHW website.   The new portal includes links to live and virtual trainings for NUHW stewards to help them understand and enforce their contracts, engage […]

September 29th, 2021

A life-changing contract at Fountain Valley

What a difference a fair contract makes. “Everyone’s very happy,” said Connie Montesano, a lab technician at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, where workers recently won a contract that includes substantial pay increases and improved safety protocols.  After more than a year of bargaining and worker actions, NUHW members signed a three-year contract — their second […]