April 4th, 2018

NUHW op-ed: Stop Trump from discriminating against patients on ‘moral grounds’

This op-ed originally appeared in the April 3, 2018, edition of the Mercury News. Caregivers must advocate for patients, not discriminate against them. I’ve seen firsthand how people suffer when health care workers discriminate against patients on “moral grounds,” as President Donald Trump is now giving them the green light to do. During the height […]

February 20th, 2018

NUHW staffing arbitration victory highlighted in San Francisco Examiner

This opinion piece originally ran in the San Francisco Examiner: A victory for caregivers and patients As a patient care assistant at California Pacific Medical Center, my job includes feeding patients, bathing them and lifting them out of bed. Thanks to our work with the National Union of Healthcare Workers, my colleagues and I have […]

February 16th, 2018

NUHW members rally in support of Dreamers

About 30 NUHW members participated in a Feb. 6 rally outside their Oakland hospital supporting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. With Congress again facing pressure to restore protections for young immigrants known as Dreamers, staffers and doctors at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland called for a bill that protects them from […]

January 30th, 2018

News of the week: Jan. 24 – 31

Each week we share articles on subjects that are important to NUHW and its members. Here are several must-read stories over the past week: Our Feb. 1 Sodexo worker strike in Southern California has received attention from Orange County’s top publications. The Orange County Register ran an op-ed supporting the cause of striking workers and OC Weekly […]

January 30th, 2018

NUHW endorses Mark Leno for San Francisco mayor; Jane Kim receives second-choice endorsement

The National Union of Healthcare Workers  has endorsed former State Sen. Mark Leno as its first choice for Mayor of San Francisco. Leno, who also served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and in the State Assembly, was California’s first openly gay State Senator. In the Senate, he authored the landmark bill that will […]