January 2020 PULSE

January 30th, 2020

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In recent weeks, NUHW members talked to reporters about Governor Newsom’s mental health parity initiative, settled contracts at a health center that primarily serves Latino immigrants and a nursing home in San Francisco, and endorsed candidates for the March primary election. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.



After NUHW protest, Newsom pledges to enforce mental health parity laws
The governor announced that he will make state regulators “do their damn jobs” and told providers to expect “high-profile fines.” Click here to read the story.



NUHW Op-ed: Newsom’s mental health push should start with Kaiser
“Kaiser is the largest private health care provider in California — and a critical component for achieving real parity for mental health care,” wrote NUHW president Sal RosselliClick here to read the story.



Mission Neighborhood Health Center workers win strong contract
Just days before a scheduled three-day strike, NUHW members at the San Francisco health center reached a tentative agreement that includes combined raises of 10.75 percent. Click here to read the story.



NUHW members win big in contract that averted strike
With workers at San Francisco Post Acute ready to strike for two days in late January, management agreed to boost wages and dramatically improve its health plan so workers can afford to go to their doctors. Click here to read the story.



NUHW members vet candidates for March Primary election
In recent weeks, NUHW members have interviewed candidates for elected office and recommended endorsements based on their qualifications and their commitment to our values and the rights of workers to win good contracts. Click here to see their endorsements.



Realizing our 2020 vision
At our annual Leadership Conference last September, NUHW stewards committed to implementing our shared vision for NUHW’s second decade. Click here to read the story.



News of the Month
Click here to check out our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets.


NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our online courses for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Click here for more information.