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 […]

October 5th, 2018

Keck workers picket amid contract fight

About 400 NUHW members picketed outside Keck Hospital of USC October 3, to demand not only a fair contract for themselves, but a fair deal for more than 80 cafeteria workers whose jobs have been outsourced to Sodexo, a French conglomerate that pays pennies above the minimum wage. “You have such a prestigious university that […]

September 22nd, 2018

Humboldt County caregivers declare staffing crisis, fight layoffs

Providence St. Joseph workers continued to shine a light on the hospital chain’s profit-driven mentality that has put patients at risk. Less than one month after NUHW members staged their first strike of Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles County, more than 100 caregivers rallied Sept. 10 demanding better staffing at St. Joseph Hospital, […]

July 26th, 2018

NUHW blows whistle on Providence St. Joseph charity care shortage

NUHW is exposing Providence St. Joseph’s failure to honor its obligation to provide required charity care for low-income patients across California. In a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, NUHW asked him to make the healthcare conglomerate comply with charity care obligations enshrined in a 2016 agreement that green-lighted the merger of Providence Health […]