December 8th, 2014

Our 2014 Leadership Conference was a success!

NUHW members gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville on October 11 for our second annual Leadership Conference. It was a chance to look back at the union’s accomplishments over the past year and to look ahead to new challenges in the coming year. Videos and slideshow below. With two hundred NUHW members in […]

December 2nd, 2014

Bay Area community groups support CPMC workers

Bay Area community groups demonstrated their support for California Pacific Medical Center workers November 19 by attending a bargaining session between the workers and their employer, Sutter Health. See the video below. Sutter is proposing huge cost increases for CPMC workers’ medical coverage that would make it difficult for many workers to continue to live […]

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August 26th, 2014

Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson passes the buck on mental health services

Kaiser mental health clinicians happened to catch Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson while he was standing in the lobby of the San Diego Marriott Hotel last week. He was there to deliver a speech at an industry conference on “best practices” in mental health. (Go figure.) We approached Mr. Tyson and introduced ourselves as clinicians in […]

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June 8th, 2014

Kaiser Optical workers strike in Sacramento

Twelve Kaiser Optical members at Kaiser’s Point West facility in Sacramento staged a one-day strike from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 31, to protest abusive management and poor patient care. They were joined by a dozen or so supporters, including Optical members from other Kaiser facilities, a Point West EVS worker, and family and […]

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April 9th, 2014

NUHW President Sal Rosselli responds to Dr. Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group

In a video released today, NUHW President Sal Rosselli challenged the doom-and-gloom financial picture that Kaiser executives have been presenting to employees in mandatory meetings. Rosselli responded directly to a recent speech by The Permanente Medical Group CEO Robert Pearl, in which Dr. Pearl told TPMG’s physicians and shareholders that TPMG brought in $1.2 billion in profits last year. That’s […]