December 2023 PULSE

PulseDecember 21, 2023

In December, NUHW members welcomed nearly 400 new members at a USC hospital, passed a resolution demanding more time for mental health therapists at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California to perform critical patient care tasks, struck Sutter Health, picketed against drastic cuts at Seton Medical Center, and settled new contracts with a nursing home operator.

You can read all the stories below, including how two NUHW nurses came to the rescue of a woman who fell ill during a political fundraiser in Oakland. You can also find NUHW on social media: Facebook, TwitterInstagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

NUHW membership at USC tops 2,000 with organizing victories at Verdugo Hills

In a major victory for worker power throughout the Keck-USC healthcare system, nearly 400 workers voted to join NUHW in December. Read more / Lee más

Orange County Supervisors call on Kaiser to reverse cuts
The Orange County Board of Supervisors became the first elected body to pass a resolution calling on Kaiser to reverse cuts that leave therapists in Southern California with even less time to perform critical patient care duties. Read more Lee más

Sutter workers hold first ever-strike
Fed up with severe understaffing and 18 months of fruitless contract negotiations, nearly 150 NUHW members held a one-day strike December 6 at the Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento. Read more / Lee mas


NUHW nurses save the day at fundraiser
NUHW members Geneica Williams and Relicia Knox put their nursing skills on display to help a woman who had collapsed at a political fundraiser they were attending. Read more / Lee más<

Seton workers picket over cuts to services and health benefits
Having successfully fought to keep their community hospital open through two bankruptcies, NUHW members are now confronting a new owner that is slashing patient care services and worker healthcare benefits. Read More / Lee más

Workers at Aspen nursing homes fight hard for new contracts
More than 200 caregivers at three Sacramento-area nursing homes averted severe takeaways in tough negotiations with a new operator. Read more / Lee más

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

News of the Month
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