May 31st, 2019

Janus of Santa Cruz workers and community allies picket for fair wages

Dozens of  workers and community allies picketed Santa Cruz County’s largest non-profit drug rehabilitation center picketed Thursday to protest low pay that has resulted in massive worker turnover and growing waits for patients to access the center’s drug rehabilitation services. The picket was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, KION and Univsion. In the 18 […]

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May 22nd, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians authorize open-ended statewide strike

Four thousand caregivers prepare to strike more than 100 Kaiser clinics and medical facilities across California over the need to improve patient access to mental health care More than 80 percent of Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, social workers and psychiatric nurses in California have signed petitions authorizing an open-ended strike that could begin in June […]

March 29th, 2019

Marin General workers win big raises

In a victory for workers and patients at Marin General Hospital, more than 60 imaging technologists, who staged a one-day strike last month, unanimously ratified a five-year contract Thursday that will raise average wages by more than 30 percent over the length of the contract. One day after the ratification vote, we won an election […]

March 29th, 2019

NUHW wins four organizing elections

In four separate elections, more than 120 healthcare workers voted to join NUHW. The elections expand our growing presence at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California and Marin General Hospital, where our members have already won strong contracts for our members. At USC, our newest members include technicians at a sleep disorder center, […]

March 28th, 2019

News of the month — March 2019

Seong Brown, who spoke at our mental health forum and attended our Kaiser strike rally in San Francisco, talked about her daughter’s struggle to get care from Kaiser and subsequent suicide, in a story by CalMatters. The story has also appeared in the SF Chronicle. Rachel Smith, who’s son died by suicide four days before […]