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June 30th, 2021

JUNE 2021 PULSE

In June, NUHW members rallied for Medicare for All, demanded a federal investigation into the nation’s second-largest hospital company’s spending of COVID relief funds, won several strong contracts, secured Juneteenth as a paid holiday and championed the cause of student debt relief. Please read the stories below, and be sure to follow uson Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too. Note: […]

June 28th, 2021

RAMS workers settle contract

NUHW-represented workers Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. voted overwhelmingly this month to ratify a contract that improves pay and benefits and makes them the first NUHW members to win Juneteenth as a paid holiday. The three-year contract includes retroactive annual wage increases of 3 percent for the nearly 100 mental health professionals at the San Francisco […]

June 28th, 2021

NUHW joins the call for student debt relief

NUHW is joining more than 100 organizations that have already signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to extend the pause on student loan payments and cancel federal student debt. President Biden previously extended the student loan payment pause through September, but advocacy organizations led by the Student Borrower Protection Center are calling for another […]

June 28th, 2021

News of the Month — June 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Tennessee-based LifePoint Health is set to acquire post-acute healthcare services company Kindred Healthcare and invest $1.5 billion over three years across the combined organization. The purchase is set to close in the fourth quarter of 2021 and will add 62 long-term acute care facilities, 25 inpatient […]

June 28th, 2021

Kindred therapists in Santa Cruz settle first contract

Occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech pathologists have approved their first union contract, one year after joining NUHW. These workers are employed by Kindred, but provide care at Dominican Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Santa Cruz. NUHW also represents more than 100 workers employed by Dominican. The three-year contract includes 3 percent annual wage increases […]