Santa Rita Jail / Glenn Dyer Detention Center (Corizon)

January 7th, 2016

49 nurses fired at Alameda County jails

By Dan Lawton Contra Costa Times January 7, 2016 DUBLIN — A private health care provider with a checkered past has fired close to 40 percent of the nurses working at Alameda County jails, leaving those remaining to work double shifts and scramble to keep health care functioning, according to the workers’ union. Corizon, which […]

December 21st, 2015

NUHW Pulse – December 2015: The latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the December 2015 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter. Three Kaiser contracts settled, one more to go NUHW’s Northern and Southern California mental health clinicians ratified contracts, as did Southern California Health Care Professionals. Optical is next. Read more Contracts ratified at Kindred Bay Area, Sutter California Pacific Medical Center NUHW members at […]

December 21st, 2015

Contracts ratified at Kindred Bay Area, Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center

With strong support from the community, plus great turnout at informational pickets, NUHW members at Sutter Health’s flagship hospital, San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center, fought Sutter’s takeaways for two years, staving off sharp cuts while persuading Sutter to increase its wage proposals. The new contract includes 13 percent across-the-board wage increases over the life […]

December 21st, 2015

Three Kaiser contracts ratified, one more to go

After a five-year struggle, members in three of NUHW’s four Kaiser units have ratified contracts and negotiations to settle the fourth are underway. NUHW’s Integrated Behavioral Health Services unit of Northern California mental health clinicians voted 94 percent to ratify their contract December 5. The Psych-Social unit of Southern California mental health clinicians and medical […]

December 18th, 2015

New Organizing: Novato Healthcare Center, Petaluma Valley Hospital, Alta Bates Summit

Workers at Novato Healthcare Center vote to join NUHW One hundred and sixty workers at Novato Healthcare Center, Marin County’s largest nursing home, voted in October to join NUHW. Among the issues that led workers to organize are understaffing that results in poor patient care and low wages that leave workers struggling to get by […]