February 22nd, 2019

Alert stewards help Fountain Valley workers win better wages

Last May, shop stewards at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital discovered that dozens “nursing assistants” were being required to submit a “certification” to prove that they were actually “certified nursing assistants”, which in our contract requires a higher rate of pay. We filed a grievance on behalf of the nursing assistants, and after a 10-hour mediation […]

February 11th, 2019

Kaiser members revamp website, reach out to patients

On the heels of the largest mental health strike in U.S. history, we are revamping our KaiserDontDeny.org website to highlight the plight of Kaiser members who suffered when they or their loved ones could not get the mental health therapy they needed. Here is a portion of what Shirlee Zane, a Sonoma County Supervisor, wrote […]

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 […]

January 28th, 2019

RAMS workers confront nonprofit’s board

For the second consecutive month, mental health clinicians at Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. in San Francisco attended their non-profit’s board meeting to demand a fair contract. At the January meeting, clinicians expressed their frustration over the slow pace of negotiations, overall lack of transparency and the low pay that causes high turnover that impacts patients’ […]

January 28th, 2019

NUHW members stand with Los Angeles teachers

During our Kaiser strike in December, Stationary Engineers, Local 39 and the California Nurses Association allowed their members strike in sympathy, which made our action even more powerful and impactful on Kaiser. In January, when teachers went on strike in Los Angeles, many NUHW members headed to the picket lines to offer their support. “Nancy […]