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 12th, 2017

Tarzana workers picket against mass layoff

TARZANA, CALIF. — Workers are picketing Providence Tarzana Medical Center on Monday to protest the hospital’s effective termination of roughly half its housekeeping staff, many of whom had been vocal union supporters. The hospital for years had contracted out housekeeping work to outsourcing firms that paid poverty wages. Providence Tarzana is finally bringing these jobs in-house, but […]

December 21st, 2016

NUHW Pulse – December 2016: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the December 2016 year-end edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! An extraordinary year for NUHW This short video highlights our organizing and contract victories from October 2015 to October 2016. Since then, we’ve organized more workers and settled more contracts. For more details, see the stories below. Read more   Nearly 2,000 workers […]

December 21st, 2016

A recap of the NUHW’s 2016 Leadership Conference

Nearly 300 stewards from throughout California gathered in Oakland in October for NUHW’s fourth annual Leadership Conference. We reviewed our progress over the past year, including winning 23 contracts 11 union elections, (see the 2016 highlight video here) and set goals for the coming year. We discussed the importance of organizing new members into our […]

November 4th, 2016

Town hall: Seton caregivers voice concerns over hedge fund’s takeover

NUHW co-sponsored an October 15 town hall meeting during which the community discussed the state of health care at Seton Medical Center (Daly City) and Seton Coastside (Moss Beach) since the charity hospitals were taken over last year by a New York hedge fund, BlueMountain Capital Management. With San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim and Daly […]