February 2020 PULSE

February 28th, 2020

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In recent weeks, NUHW members have picketed with nurses over an illegal takeaway of their sick leave rights by USC, helped trigger a new investigation into violations of mental health parity rules by Kaiser Permanente, protested the potential closure of two Bay Area hospitals, and stood on stage with Senator Bernie Sanders. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.



NUHW members join nurses in protest over USC-Keck’s attack on sick leave
USC hospitals illegally limited the amount of time workers can use to care for sick family members and increased penalties for violations. Read more.



Kaiser faces new probe over mental health parity violations
The California Department of Managed Health Care has opened an investigation after hearing evidence last month from Kaiser therapists. Read more.



Backing Bernie
NUHW members attended a Bernie Sanders rally in the Bay Area and starred in a campaign video about reforming PG&E.
Read more.



NUHW members at Seton fighting to save hospitals
Caregivers helped pack a public forum in Daly City and then stood in solidarity with nurses demanding more information about the fate of two hospitals serving Northern San Mateo County. Read more.


NUHW demands proper tools and training to safely treat COVID-19 patients
NUHW is formally requesting that facilities where we represent staff provide detailed information about how they intend to identify and isolate patients with the coronavirus, as well as train caregivers on how to avoid contracting the virus. Read more.



NUHW members vet candidates for March Primary election
See who our members endorsed for the March 3 Primary.



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NUHW offering online continuing education courses
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