May 10th, 2021

Keck/Norris bargaining update #12 (May 10, 2021)

“We just got through a pandemic and the hospital has offered us pennies. They have proposed minuscule raises that are worse than the standards that we won in 2018. The hospitals had profitable years because of our work. (Norris was the most profitable hospital in LA County last year). What was the thanks we got? […]

May 6th, 2021

Contract bargaining update (May 7, 2021)

Caregivers at Keck-USC hospitals held a May Day solidarity rally to demand new contracts that protect caregivers from losing their jobs and losing the right to advocate for themselves and their patients. More than 200 USC workers participated in the May 1 rally that coincided with the expiration of contracts for about 1,500 caregivers at […]

May 6th, 2021

Showing our strength on May Day

“We rise against any union busting efforts in Los Angeles, in California and across the country!” said NUHW member Joyce Noguera at Saturday’s May Day rally at Civic Center in Los Angeles.  “I have worked for Keck Medicine of USC for three years as a Patient Care Assistant. And as of yesterday, myself and over […]

April 30th, 2021

Keck/Norris bargaining update #11 (April 30, 2021)

The company responded to our economic proposals today and fell short on pretty much all of our priorities. Below are a few features of their proposal which is totally unacceptable: Wage scale completely frozen in the first year Half a percent increase to wage scales in second and third year Most employees with 11+ years […]

April 29th, 2021

Keck/Norris bargaining update #10 (April 29, 2021)

Fellow Union Members, Today we focused on our pandemic, health and safety proposal and had a long discussion with the Hospital about their commitment to provide adequate PPE, the creation of a committee to monitor any pandemic related events and respond appropriately. We discussed the use of extended illness if employees are forced to quarantine. […]