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September 1st, 2015

NUHW Pulse: September 2015

Welcome to NUHW Pulse, our union’s new e-newsletter. It has been a busy time for NUHW — our members have been bargaining and ratifying contracts, holding strikes and informational pickets, and continuing with efforts to hold Kaiser Permanente accountable to its patients. Click here for a black-and-white leaflet version of the newsletter or here for […]


August 31st, 2015

NUHW members have ratified nine contracts this year

NUHW members have ratified nine contracts so far this year. Members at two Orange County hospitals, Kindred Brea and Kindred Westminster, ratified first contracts in July and August. These contracts included across-the-board wage increases of at least 4% this year, a bonus this year of at least 1%, plus a 2% wage increase next year […]


July 31st, 2015

NUHW members march for Medicare in Oakland, Los Angeles

NUHW members in Oakland and Los Angeles marched and rallied in honor of Medicare’s 50th anniversary on Thursday, July 30. See slideshow below. Speakers in Los Angeles included L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Dr. Paul Song (Courage Campaign, Campaign for Healthy California), Congresswoman Hilda Solis, musician Richard Montoya (Culture Clash), and actor Mike Farrell (MASH). Speakers […]


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July 1st, 2015

“Corporate Collaborator” Dave Regan undercut by SEIU International; SEIU-UHW members caught in crossfire

“In the labor movement, there are two kinds of leaders — those who fight big corporations, and those who collaborate with them,” Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court wrote in the Huffington Post this week. “The poster child for the collaborators just had half his membership taken away. “David Regan, head of United Healthcare Workers West, […]


July 1st, 2015

Pawns in SEIU’s Game

By Cal Winslow (Originally published by CounterPunch, BeyondChron, and ZNet.) California’s healthcare unions are being reorganized. Again! The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), still the country’s second biggest union at just under 2 million members, has announced the creation of a new local union: statewide Local 2015 with 280,000 members, now set to be the […]