September 27th, 2018

Kaiser professionals fighting for better patient care

Kaiser Permanente is making little effort to settle a contract with more than 4,000 of its caregivers. The contract for these union-represented healthcare professionals expires September 30, yet during three months and 28 bargaining sessions, Kaiser has not offered a meaningful response to its employees’ concerns regarding staffing, patient access to appointments, or work-life balance, […]


June 29th, 2018

NUHW calls for migrant families to be immediately reunited

NUHW’s Executive Board unanimously passed a resolution Thursday, June 28 condemning President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policies and calling on his administration to immediately return migrant children to their parents. The resolution followed a statement signed by seven NUHW Executive vice presidents, who are also mental health clinicians, warning that the administration’s “zero-tolerance” approach risked causing […]


May 25th, 2018

NUHW members volunteer to elect allies in June Primary election

As a social worker, Martha Rea is no stranger to knocking on a stranger’s door and striking up a conversation. But even she was a little nervous pounding the pavement for Mark Leno, who NUHW has endorsed for mayor of San Francisco. “What inspired me was that Mark has been supportive of our union’s efforts […]


February 7th, 2018

NUHW’s Kaiser fight discussed on labor podcast

NUHW President Sal Rosselli and Clem Papazian, a psychiatric social worker at Kaiser Permanente, appeared on a leading labor podcast this month to discuss our five-year fight to improve access to mental health care at the nation’s largest HMO. Host Jonathan Tasini lauded NUHW’s campaign as “social movement unionism at its best,” during the 25-minute […]


October 24th, 2017

Gavin Newsom discusses NUHW, unions, and single-payer health care at 2018 Governor Candidate Debate

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom discussed NUHW as a model union and the importance of labor unions, and voice his support of a single-payer healthcare system at NUHW’s 2018 Governor Candidate Debate in Anaheim on October 22. Newsom on NUHW: Newsom on the importance of labor unions: Newsom on single-payer healthcare: