PulseFebruary 24, 2021

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In February, NUHW members recouped more than $500,000 in unpaid wages from Kaiser, in Northern California, participated in a podcast highlighting Kaiser’s failure to provide timely access to mental health care, volunteered for or allies running in two special elections, won 3 percent raises at California Pacific Medical Center, opposed the recall of Governor Newsom, and urged their fellow-Californians to get vaccinated. 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.

Kaiser stewards help colleagues recoup more than $500,000 in lost pay
Nearly 1,200 NUHW members at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California received lump sum payments ranging from $185 to $850 this month after Kaiser acknowledged violating their contract by failing to properly account for the July 4 holiday. Read more.

NUHW members are mobilizing to win two key special elections
Members are getting out the vote for Katrina Foley, who is running for a vacant seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager, who is running for a State Senate seat representing a section of Los Angeles. Read more.

CPMC workers ratify one-year contract with 3 percent raises
The parties agreed to settle a short-term contract that will provide immediate raises while NUHW members continue organizing to win additional benefits and protections in the next round of bargaining. Read more.

Podcast chronicles struggle to access Kaiser mental health care
Kaiser therapists were interviewed for this season’s final episode of the Last Day podcast, which uses humor and compassion to talk about mental health issues. Read more.

NUHW takes the lead in fighting the recall
Our effort to defeat the recall of Gov. Newsom expanded in February with additional social media posts and more Californians signing our anti-recall online petition. Read more.

Getting the word out about vaccines
NUHW members are sharing their COVID-19 vaccination photos on social media to encourage everyone to get vaccinated.Check out the latest photos and read our myth-buster vaccination leaflets in English and Spanish. 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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