December 2019 PULSE

December 20th, 2019

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Welcome to the December 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. We wish you a happy new year. In recent weeks, NUHW members struck Kaiser facilities across California, conducted an informational picket at San Francisco Post Acute, won a grievance at Kindred Hospitals and an NLRB ruling against Queen of the Valley Medical Center, and held an endorsement meeting for political candidates in Southern California. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.


Kaiser members stand united during powerful 5-day, statewide strike
Four thousand Kaiser mental health clinicians and other healthcare professionals demonstrated their resolve this month with a massive strike. Click here to read the story.


NUHW members picket San Francisco nursing home
Workers picketed San Francisco Post Acute this month to protest the home’s refusal to pay them a living wage. Click here to read the story.


NUHW members force Kindred to abandon PTO takeaway plan
Kindred’s plan would have cost workers between three and five paid days off. Click here to read the story.



NLRB orders Queen of the Valley Medical Center to recognize NUHW
After three years of legal battles, the National Labor Relations Board found, on virtually every count, that Queen management had violated the law. Click here to read the story.


NUHW endorses SoCal candidates including George Gascon for LA District Attorney
We had strong member turnout for endorsement hearings this month in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Click here to see who we endorsed.



Commentary: Queen caregivers are fighting for a better hospital
This commentary by Patient Care Coordinator Gabriella Caro ran this month in the Napa Valley Register, which listed our fight with Queen as one of Napa’s top ten stories of 2019. Click here to read the commentary.


News of the Month
Click here to check out our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets.


NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our online courses for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Click here for more information.