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April 24th, 2017

Napa’s Queen of the Valley Hospital fights NUHW election result in federal court

Providence St. Joseph-owned Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, Calif., is wasting money to prevent its caregivers from unionizing rather than investing in patient care and lowering its infection rate — which has already cost the hospital $2 million in Medicare funding. It’s time for Queen administrators to respect our caregivers and fix our […]

February 7th, 2017

NUHW Pulse – February 2017: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! NUHW keeps growing with big win in Oakland 250 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland professionals, more than half of whom are mental health clinicians — psychologists, therapists, and social workers — voted overwhelmingly to join NUHW. Read more Victories and updates from around the […]

February 2nd, 2017

Providence Tarzana workers picket against layoffs of SEIU-represented housekeepers

More than 75 Providence Tarzana Medical Center workers picketed the hospital January 16 demanding that management bring back more than two dozen SEIU-represented housekeepers with a combined 245 years of service. For years, the hospital had contracted out housekeeping work to outsourcing firms that paid poverty wages. Providence Tarzana finally brought these jobs in-house, but […]

January 21st, 2017

NUHW members flock to women’s marches

Dozens of red-clad National Union of Healthcare Workers members joined with millions of Americans January 21 to send a message to Donald Trump — We reject the misogyny he displayed on the campaign trail  and we’ll fight to save the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid. The NUHW contingent numbered well over a dozen in Oakland, where an […]

January 17th, 2017

Petaluma Valley Hospital workers demand next operator preserve quality care and jobs

Workers at Petaluma Valley Hospital are urging the hospital’s elected board of directors to be transparent in searching for a new company to operate the hospital — and guarantee that the next operator safeguard quality care, preserve jobs and honor collective bargaining rights. Tuesday marked the last scheduled meeting of the Petaluma Valley Hospital District […]