Visiting Nurse Association of Santa Cruz

December 21st, 2016

A recap of the NUHW’s 2016 Leadership Conference

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 […]


December 21st, 2016

Nearly 2,000 workers joined NUHW in the past year

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 […]


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October 11th, 2016

An extraordinary year for NUHW

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 […]


July 18th, 2016

California voters double-crossed by SEIU — for the second time

This op-ed by NUHW President Sal Rosselli originally appeared in the Sacramento Bee and the Huffington Post. California voters have been duped, defrauded, and double-crossed — twice — and now they’re being fed an outrageously disingenuous lie to cover it up and explain it away. Earlier this month, a judge blocked an attempt by Oakland-based […]


May 25th, 2016

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital caregivers on strike

Nearly seven hundred Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital caregivers held a one-day strike Tuesday, May 17, to protest understaffing, subcontracting of community jobs, denial of cost-of-living increases, rising cost of healthcare coverage, and mandatory overtime. The SVMH caregivers were supported on the picket line by the hospital’s CNA-represented RNs, the Teamsters, the Monterey Bay Central Labor […]