April 10th, 2017

Our sanctuary union provides a safe space for members

Versions of this op-ed appeared in Labor Notes and the San Francisco Examiner. I had no money and spoke no English when I illegally crossed the border into California 23 years ago, but I worked hard and fought for the right to stay here. Had I made that harrowing journey this year, I’m sure I’d be deported […]


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March 8th, 2017

Nursing home bill would help vulnerable seniors

This op-ed originally appeared in the Eureka Times-Standard. After 52 years of marriage, Ellie and John Catudal had no reason to think they could ever be separated. Then Shlomo Rechnitz, the owner of Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, where the Catudals shared a room, announced he was shuttering the facility and two others nearby. Suddenly, […]


March 7th, 2017

NUHW Pulse – March 2017: the latest news from NUHW

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter! Executive Board declares NUHW a sanctuary union After garnering overwhelming support from our members in an online survey and in membership meetings throughout the state, our Executive Board adopted a resolution declaring NUHW a sanctuary union to help protect and support the immigrant […]


March 6th, 2017

March 2017 – Victories and updates from around the union

Read more below for the latest developments in the union, including grievance victories, settlements, and bargaining updates. Members at Sutter–California Pacific Medical Center won a path to staffing relief moments before they were scheduled to testify at a hearing about Sutter’s refusal to honor our contract. After dragging its feet on the staffing issue for […]


March 6th, 2017

Executive Board declares NUHW a sanctuary union

After holding membership meetings throughout California and surveying our membership online, our union’s Executive Board adopted a resolution declaring NUHW a Sanctuary Union. Author Cal Winslow interviewed NUHW President Sal Rosselli about the resolution for this article, which was originally published in CounterPunch.  Thirteen thousand members of the California-based National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) have […]