February 4th, 2019

Marin General workers strike to preserve health care benefits and hospital’s ability to keep top quality caregivers

For years, Marin General Hospital has offered good health benefits to attract top quality caregivers and compensate them for not offering top-of-the-line salaries. But as contract negotiations appeared to be winding down on a new contract for NUHW-represented imaging technologists last year, management suddenly issued a new demand: the caregivers would either have to pay […]

December 21st, 2018

NUHW members put pressure on Kaiser with statewide strike

Four thousand NUHW members staged a five-day strike this month, putting intense pressure on Kaiser Permanente to settle a contract that treats its workers fairly and provides patients better access to mental health treatment. Strikers included psychologists, social workers, therapists, psychiatric nurses, addiction medicine specialists, dietitians, audiologists and health educators as well as nurses and […]

October 30th, 2018

West Anaheim workers win 16 to 49 percent raises

For years, Prime Healthcare underpaid workers at West Anaheim Medical Center, while milking millions of dollars in profit. But that changed last year when more than 100 nurses and medical technicians joined NUHW and started fighting for a fair contract. After staging a picket and a one-day strike and authorizing a five-day strike, those workers […]

October 30th, 2018

Mental health clinicians launch campaign to improve care at Kaiser Permanente

We launched a social media campaign this month alerting Californians that Kaiser Permanente is still making patients wait far too long for follow-up mental health care appointments. The campaign features images of Kaiser mental health clinicians with messages about how Kaiser has refused to provide prompt mental health treatment in violation of state and federal […]

October 30th, 2018

NUHW members win contracts across California

Over the past month, NUHW members have ratified new contracts that will significantly improve wages at several healthcare facilities including Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Kindred Brea and The Sequoias Portola Valley. At Providence Tarzana, we won a four-year contract with raises ranging from 9.3 percent to 16.99 percent. The contract also includes our first wage […]