October 13th, 2015

NUHW endorses Bernie Sanders for president of the United States

Thank you to the nearly two hundred elected rank-and-file leaders of NUHW for a successful 2015 Leadership Conference! (See the slideshow below.) Our theme this year was Raising Our Voices — taking our message and our issues to the people through the political process, through the media, and through union actions in our facilities and on […]


October 7th, 2015

Two upcoming union elections in Northern California

Novato Healthcare Center election next week Workers at Brius-owned Novato Healthcare Center, a Marin County nursing home, will have an opportunity to join NUHW next week. Novato workers began organizing for an election following a one-day strike by NUHW members at another Brius facility nearby, San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center. Brius has a very […]


October 7th, 2015

Contract updates: VNA Santa Cruz contract settled, Kaiser breaks the law with Optical contract

After nearly two years of negotiations and a final marathon bargaining session that went well into the night, the social workers and occupational, physical, and speech therapists of Visiting Nurses Association of Santa Cruz reached a tentative agreement with Sutter Health for their first union contract. Members unanimously ratified the contract a week later. The […]


July 31st, 2015

NUHW members march for Medicare in Oakland, Los Angeles

NUHW members in Oakland and Los Angeles marched and rallied in honor of Medicare’s 50th anniversary on Thursday, July 30. See slideshow below. Speakers in Los Angeles included L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Dr. Paul Song (Courage Campaign, Campaign for Healthy California), Congresswoman Hilda Solis, musician Richard Montoya (Culture Clash), and actor Mike Farrell (MASH). Speakers […]


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July 1st, 2015

“Corporate Collaborator” Dave Regan undercut by SEIU International; SEIU-UHW members caught in crossfire

“In the labor movement, there are two kinds of leaders — those who fight big corporations, and those who collaborate with them,” Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court wrote in the Huffington Post this week. “The poster child for the collaborators just had half his membership taken away. “David Regan, head of United Healthcare Workers West, […]