October 26th, 2020

The survey results are in, but our work is far from over

Dear NUHW member: More than 5,000 NUHW members completed our COVID-19 survey. We are already using key findings to make the strongest possible case to government officials that hospitals and other healthcare providers must be compelled to provide adequate testing for all healthcare workers and patients. We’ve asked state officials to establish new rules requiring […]

September 16th, 2020

Our newest members are fighting to secure COVID testing

Dear NUHW Member: Since the onset of the pandemic, we have successfully organized healthcare workers at jails in Sonoma and Stanislaus counties. These caregivers, including nurses and mental health professionals, are employed by Wellpath, a private company that also employs our members at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County. While our new members started organizing […]

September 4th, 2020

COVID-19 oubreak highlights need for regular testing, appropriate PPE at all hospitals

Dear NUHW Member: Throughout this pandemic Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital — and the entire Providence St. Joseph hospital system — has been one of the worst offenders when it comes to refusing to test workers or provide appropriate PPE. Now the hospital has reported one of the worst outbreaks of any healthcare facility with NUHW […]

August 11th, 2020

NUHW members win COVID improvements at Orange County hospitals

Dear NUHW member: Our members in Orange County have been confronting many of the same problems that so many NUHW members currently face— employers that fail to provide enough PPE, deny them COVID-19 tests and refuse to test all newly admitted patients. Over the past several months, NUHW members in Orange County have taken a […]

July 30th, 2020

Athletes get regular COVID tests; healthcare workers should, too

Dear NUHW Member: You may have read that professional baseball and football players will both be tested for COVID-19 every other day this season to protect their health. Unfortunately, we all know that most healthcare workers can’t even get tested by their employers when they’ve been exposed to COVID-19. That must change, and we are […]