January 12th, 2021

The fight of our lives: COVID-19 and communities of color

At our virtual Leadership Conference last September, leading scholars and activists joined us for a discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and the racial disparities that exist in providing and accessing health care. The panelists delved into how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these disparities and how we — as healthcare […]

January 12th, 2021

Strategies for healthcare worker organizing during COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NUHW created a COVID-19 Bill of Rights and NUHW Workplace Safety Policy Paper to codify the standards and policies healthcare providers should be following to protect employees and patients during a pandemic. Watch NUHW leaders discuss how they’re using these materials to educate elected officials and hold employers accountable, […]

December 14th, 2020

NUHW urges members to get Covid vaccine

Healthcare workers are first in line to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. But will some be hesitant to take it? This Week the National Union of Healthcare Workers is urging its members to get vaccinated and set an example for their communities  The union also calls on employers to first vaccinate those most exposed to […]

December 2nd, 2020

Daily Pilot: NUHW members reflect on hard-fought COVID-19 testing victory

NUHW members have played an important part in securing weekly COVID-19 testing for hospital workers in California. At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital where Armando Rodriguez, a radiology technician, died of COVID-19 earlier this month, workers held three rallies calling for stronger COVID-19 protections, including regular testing for themselves and mandatory testing for their patients upon […]

December 1st, 2020

LA Times: Weekly COVID testing for hospital workers to have major impact

California’s new COVID-19 testing requirements will have a major impact on hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers. The Los Angeles Times covers the impact this will have on workers at acute-care hospitals throughout the state: “It’s a huge victory that will save lives,” said Sal Rosselli, president of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, which […]