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February 2022 PULSE

PulseFebruary 28, 2022

In February, NUHW members ratified strong contracts for healthcare professionals at Kaiser Permanente, service workers at a Bay Area Kindred Hospital and employees of the Elk Grove Unified School District. Also in this edition of Pulse, learn more about CLUE, one of our most indispensable allies in Southern California, and see how we’ve been honoring Black History Month.

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


Kaiser professional workers overwhelmingly ratify new contract
The contract includes raises and maintains bonuses that other Kaiser unions placed at risk for their members. Read more.


NUHW members at Elk Grove Unified School District win better wages and benefits in new contract
In addition to retroactive raises, the contract provides workers with a new mechanism to address workload and workspace concerns. Read more.


NUHW members at Kindred San Leandro fought hard for contract win  
The new four-year agreement will boost wages and lower health care premiums by up to 13 percent. Read more.


NUHW celebrates Black History Month
NUHW would not exist without the hard work and sacrifices of Black members and the inspiration that we all draw from the civil rights leaders of the past and present. Our movement is rooted in the ongoing struggle for equal rights and full equality. Read more.


CLUE: A dedicated ally to NUHW and all workers
The Southern California-based alliance of faith organizations has stood with NUHW members to improve the lives of workers and patients in our communities. 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.


News of the Month
Read our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets.