October 22nd, 2020

Housekeepers and dietary workers demand fair treatment from Tenet Healthcare hospitals

In a powerful show of solidarity, NUHW-represented housekeeping and dietary workers recently delivered a petition to the chief executives of three Tenet Healthcare hospitals, calling on the Fortune 500 company to bring their jobs in-house. Despite having $2.2 billion in cash reserves, Tenet subcontracts out housekeeping and dietary work to the firm Compass, which pays […]

July 27th, 2020

Workers at Sonoma Jail vote to join NUHW

Approximately 70 workers at Sonoma County Jail, including nurses, nursing assistants, mental health professionals, and clerks, voted overwhelmingly to join NUHW.  The election in Sonoma County followed a unanimous vote in May by nearly 100 Stanislaus County Jail healthcare workers to join NUHW. Healthcare workers at both jails are employed by Wellpath, one of the […]

July 1st, 2020

Press Release: Caregivers to address unsafe conditions as COVID-19 cases surge inside Orange County’s largest for-profit hospital

Media Advisory — Fountain Valley Lax infection-control protocols at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital have contributed to several workers recently testing positive for COVID-19 or being hospitalized FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Caregivers at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital will be available to talk to reporters Thursday morning about unsafe conditions at Tenet Healthcare’s Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. […]

May 28th, 2020

NUHW members win new contract at Petaluma Valley Hospital

NUHW members at Petaluma Valley Hospital overwhelmingly ratified a new contract this month that will increase wages and maintain health benefits. The approximately 160 workers, who include radiology technicians, nursing assistants and housekeepers, fought hard and stuck together to resist takeaways sought by their employer, Providence St. Joseph Health. Despite reporting a $20 million profit […]

May 26th, 2020

NUHW members win raises and time to focus on health and safety concerns with new contracts

Over the past month, NUHW members at three hospitals settled one-year contracts, gaining wage increases and more time to focus on health and safety concerns during an unprecedented healthcare crisis. The contracts at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland include no takeaways and provide […]