Kaiser mental health clinicians in Northern California sent a strong message to management that they won’t be forced into accepting a contract that doesn’t go far enough to improve patient care and working conditions. On September 17 — Kaiser’s deadline for clinicians to either ratify a contract that 92 percent of them had voted to […]
NUHW members at Janus of Santa Cruz held their first-ever strike on Thursday, September 26, after management imposed a first contract that did not remedy poverty wages that has forced many workers to find new jobs. “I love Janus, but I couldn’t afford to stay full-time at a job that paid so little that my […]
Participants spent time Saturday discussing what big-picture goals we should seek to accomplish over the next 10 years with respect to politics, organizing, and contract standards. Afterward, our executive board approved the outline of our top objectives and an artist turned that vision into a mural. Click here to download a high-resolution image.
Our 2019 NUHW Leadership Conference this past weekend was a great testament to the movement we have built since NUHW’s founding 10 years ago. Over the course of three days, about 400 stewards from medical facilities across California and Hawaii got a chance to take classes, discuss strategies for winning better contracts, chart a vision […]
Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Irvine) defeated incumbent Mimi Walters in 2018 with the help of NUHW volunteers who knocked on doors and participated in phone banks reaching out to voters in her district. Porter, a former professor at UC Irvine School of Law, has not disappointed in Congress. One of the first bills she introduced was […]