April 10th, 2017

April 2017 – Around the union

Read more below for the latest developments in the union, including grievance victories, settlements, and bargaining updates. Sterile processing techs at Napa’s Queen of the Valley organized their co-workers in other departments to join them in a march on the boss to address chronic understaffing and poor communications at the hospital. In their meeting with […]


April 10th, 2017

Our sanctuary union provides a safe space for members

Versions of this op-ed appeared in Labor Notes and the San Francisco Examiner. I had no money and spoke no English when I illegally crossed the border into California 23 years ago, but I worked hard and fought for the right to stay here. Had I made that harrowing journey this year, I’m sure I’d be deported […]


March 6th, 2017

Executive Board declares NUHW a sanctuary union

After holding membership meetings throughout California and surveying our membership online, our union’s Executive Board adopted a resolution declaring NUHW a Sanctuary Union. Author Cal Winslow interviewed NUHW President Sal Rosselli about the resolution for this article, which was originally published in CounterPunch.  Thirteen thousand members of the California-based National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) have […]


February 7th, 2017

NUHW Pulse – February 2017: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! NUHW keeps growing with big win in Oakland 250 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland professionals, more than half of whom are mental health clinicians — psychologists, therapists, and social workers — voted overwhelmingly to join NUHW. Read more Victories and updates from around the […]


December 21st, 2016

NUHW Pulse – December 2016: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the December 2016 year-end edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! An extraordinary year for NUHW This short video highlights our organizing and contract victories from October 2015 to October 2016. Since then, we’ve organized more workers and settled more contracts. For more details, see the stories below. Read more   Nearly 2,000 workers […]