October 7th, 2015

Members form NUHW Retirees Committee

Northern California NUHW retirees invite our colleagues in Southern California to join us in building a union-wide Retirees Committee. The group will be focusing on supporting NUHW’s collective bargaining, informational picket lines, and strikes, as well as our political and legislative program. We seek to align ourselves with coalitions of union retirees in California. We […]

October 7th, 2015

Video: Eloise Reese-Burns, profile of an NUHW leader

Eloise Reese-Burns has been a leader in NUHW from the beginning in 2009, and well before that in SEIU–UHW and Local 250. She led her co-workers at three North American nursing homes out of SEIU following the 2009 trusteeship and has been leading the way ever since. Eloise is also a member of NUHW’s Executive […]

October 7th, 2015

Contract updates: VNA Santa Cruz contract settled, Kaiser breaks the law with Optical contract

After nearly two years of negotiations and a final marathon bargaining session that went well into the night, the social workers and occupational, physical, and speech therapists of Visiting Nurses Association of Santa Cruz reached a tentative agreement with Sutter Health for their first union contract. Members unanimously ratified the contract a week later. The […]

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 […]