Nearly 300 stewards from throughout California gathered in Oakland in October for NUHW’s fourth annual Leadership Conference. We reviewed our progress over the past year, including winning 23 contracts 11 union elections, (see the 2016 highlight video here) and set goals for the coming year. We discussed the importance of organizing new members into our […]
In 2016, we organized more than 1,800 workers in five facilities throughout California, winning nine elections in new and residual organizing campaigns. St. Joseph – Queen of the Valley Medical Center: In November, 419 previously unrepresented service and technical workers at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa voted by a 3-2 margin to […]
It’s been an extraordinary year for NUHW. Between October 2015 and October 2016, we settled twenty-three contracts — including nine first-time contracts — covering 8,600 members. We won 11 elections and added 1,500 new members to our union — a 17 percent increase. We won the long battle with Kaiser. And we show employers throughout California that we’re a […]
One hundred and twenty caregivers at the University of Southern California’s Norris Cancer Hospital voted by a 2-1 margin to join the National Union of Healthcare Workers in an election held Thursday, August 25. Norris caregivers’ priorities in forming a union are to improve staffing and the quality of care at the hospital, protect benefits […]
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