PulseDecember 30, 2020

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In December, NUHW members joined healthcare workers across the nation as the first to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Members also settled a contract in Santa Rosa, demanded safety reforms in Anaheim, secured workplace protections at three county jails, and rescued at-risk therapy appointments for patients in San Bernardino. Please read the stories below, and be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, too.

Note: Photographs of people without masks were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid vaccinations, NUHW members sound the alarm about mounting COVID-19 crisis
As NUHW members confront the latest surge, they are also stepping up to be vaccinated. Read more.

Santa Rosa Memorial workers win four-year contract
The ratification comes after members bargained for 19 months and held the nation’s largest pandemic-era strike. Read more.

Confronting a surge, NUHW members demand reforms at West Anaheim Medical Center
Workers are fighting for more protections after six hospital employees were infected with COVID in November. Read more.

NUHW members save thousands of mental health appointments in San Bernardino
Mental health clinicians acted quickly to stop a proposal that would have been detrimental for their patients. Read more.

NUHW E-board recommends all members take COVID-19 vaccine
With California now surging past 2 million and ICUs stretched beyond capacity, it’s critical that people get vaccinated. 
Read more.

COVID victory at county jails
Members in Alameda, Sonoma, and Stanislaus Counties work together to secure COVID workplace protections. Read more.

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

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