NUHW members at Santa Rita Jail and Glenn Dyer Detention Facility in Alameda County recently ratified a three-year agreement with 92% approval after a year of contentious bargaining with Corizon Health Services. Bargaining went down to the wire, with the members authorizing a strike and the bargaining committee delivering a ten-day strike notice before settling on an […]
NUHW’s new Executive Board was sworn in March 14 following union-wide elections held in January. The Executive Board is the governing body of the union and is empowered to take all lawful action consistent with the NUHW Constitution and Bylaws. The board consists of a full-time president, full-time secretary–treasurer, one retiree vice president, and rank-and-file […]
Alameda County and Corizon Health, Inc., the for-profit corporation that contracts with the county to provide heathcare services for inmates at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin and the Glenn Dyer Detention Center in Oakland, agreed Monday to the largest civil rights wrongful death settlement in California history. Corizon and the county settled a lawsuit for […]
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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: California Labor’s Civil Wars Continue By CAL WINSLOW CounterPunch, Jan. 30, 2015 http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/30/california-labors-civil-wars-continue/ In the first big strike of the year, 3,500 California health care workers took to the picket line at Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest health care provider (HMO). Therapists, psychologists, optical workers, dieticians, social workers, psychiatric […]