December 21st, 2016

Seton and Salinas: How member unity won strong contracts in 2016

NUHW members at Seton Medical Center and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital waged two very different campaigns this year with two very different employers, but the results were the same: strong contracts that protect benefits, boost wages, and safeguard standards of patient care. In both campaigns, the deciding factor was member unity. At Seton Medical Center […]


December 21st, 2016

2016 year in review — contract victories and bargaining updates

NUHW had a hugely successful bargaining year, winning 16 contracts covering 8,000 members. We are currently bargaining seven more contracts. Ratified Contracts Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside: In November, Seton members settled a three-year contract that guarantees 3 percent wage increases each year, including market adjustments for certain classifications. The agreement includes none of […]


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December 21st, 2016

NUHW members campaign for union-endorsed issues and candidates

With a busy primary season and historic November general election, NUHW members tirelessly worked the phones and hit the streets on behalf of our endorsed candidates and issues. More than 80 percent of our endorsed candidates won!            


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 […]