July 27th, 2021

Members at Novato nursing home settle three-year contract

NUHW members at Brius-owned Novato Healthcare Center ratified a three-year contract that includes a 3 percent raise retroactive to May 1 and 2.5 percent and 2.25 percent wage increases in the following two years. The contract also lowers health insurance costs, increases minimum hourly rates, adds a night shift differential, and gives workers options for […]

October 31st, 2019

NUHW members help pass $15 minimum wage in Novato

The Novato City Council recently approved an ordinance that will require all businesses with more than 100 employees to pay at least $15 per hour starting July of 2020. This is a huge victory for our members who are housekeepers, kitchen workers and activities workers at Novato Healthcare Center. Many of them currently make $13 […]

September 22nd, 2018

NUHW research helps lead to nursing home transparency law

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation this month requiring nursing home owners to provide more information about “insider” companies that may siphon scarce resources away from residents through nursing homes’ inflated payments for supplies, rents, and services. NUHW first raised concerns over the potential for nursing home operators to funnel profits into other companies in […]

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 […]

November 17th, 2017

Video: How Brius nursing home tycoon Shlomo Rechnitz bilks seniors, taxpayers

Watch how billionaire nursing home tycoon Shlomo Rechnitz bilks seniors and taxpayers by shifting Medicare and Medi-Cal dollars from his Brius nursing homes to other companies he controls. Rechnitz operates more than 80 nursing homes in California. Brius’ patient care record prompted former California Attorney General Kamala Harris to call Rechnitz a “serial violator” of nursing home rules. LA’s […]