December 2022 PULSE

PulseDecember 21, 2022

In December, NUHW members convinced the largest health insurance purchaser in Hawai’i to let its members leave Kaiser over inadequate access to mental health care, won big raises at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, held a successful picket at Providence Cedars Sinai Tarzana Medical Center and welcomed nearly 200 workers at West Anaheim Medical Center and the University of Southern California who voted to join our union.

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a healthy 2023. Check out the stories below, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramLinkedIn, and TikTok.

NUHW: Forging ahead in 2023
This month marks the end of a banner year during which NUHW membership grew nearly 10 percent on the strength of new organizing victories and inquiries from workers looking to organize reached an all-time high.
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Largest health insurance purchaser in Hawai’i lets members leave Kaiser over mental health concerns
The ground-breaking action by the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund came after striking NUHW members raised the issue in recent months with fund trustees. Read more.

Fountain Valley RNs and professionals win big raises after joining NUHW
With a strike threat looming, approximately 850 NUHW-represented RNs and professionals won a contract that will significantly increase wages and help address a severe understaffing crisis. Read more.

More USC and West Anaheim Medical Center workers join NUHW
By decisive margins, nearly 200 workers at West Anaheim and the University of Southern California voted to join their colleagues as NUHW members. Read more.

Nursing home workers in San Francisco win 7 percent raises in year 1 of new contract
In addition to substantial wage hikes, the three-year contract at SF Post Acute includes more vacation days, higher night shift differentials, and an option to cash out sick pay. Read more.

After five months of bargaining, NUHW members picket Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center
Television and print media were in attendance as nearly 600 NUHW members staged a picket to demand fair wages and safe staffing at one of the largest hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. 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. Learn more.

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