Mission Neighborhood Health Center

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 […]

December 18th, 2015

NUHW participates in Berlin labor conference

By NUHW Organizer Marilyn Albert, RN It is a tribute to NUHW’s history and principles that we were invited, for a second time, to join German health workers in a conference in Berlin that brought together hospital workers, home care workers from different European countries, political activists, and elected officials from the most progressive political […]

December 18th, 2015

NUHW members at Alameda County jails win $350,000 settlement over missed meal periods

In October, healthcare workers at Alameda County’s jails — Santa Rita Jail in Dublin and the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in Oakland — overwhelmingly ratified a settlement that stewards negotiated with Corizon, the for-profit subcontractor responsible for providing healthcare to inmates at the two facilities. The $350,000 settlement compensates 130 workers for missed or […]

December 18th, 2015

A message from the NUHW Retirees Committee

By Melinda Ginne In the fall of 2015 a group of NUHW retirees came together to form a retirees group. We are a voluntary email listserv that is maintained and moderated by NUHW retirees so that we can connect with each other and share information. This group is for all NUHW workers throughout California, regardless […]