January 2024 PULSE

PulseJanuary 31, 2024

In January, NUHW members won new contracts at Dominican Hospital and Mission Neighborhood Health Center, successfully got abusive bosses terminated at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, helped pass a mental health parity bill in the State Assembly and partnered with allies to speak out against right-wing extremists targeting LGBTQ+ students and teachers in Glendale, California.

You can read all the stories below, including a profile of NUHW steward Nora Fonseca and a list of NUHW-endorsed candidates in the upcoming March Primary. You can also find NUHW on social media: FacebookTwitter, InstagramLinkedIn, and TikTok.

NUHW members at Providence hospital get abusive managers terminated
One year after using their collective power to win a great contract, workers at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center put their power on display once again to oust problem managers in the housekeeping and engineering departments. Read more / Lee más

California Assembly passes NUHW-backed “Ghost Network” bill
The bill, which now heads to the State Senate, would require health plans to maintain accurate lists of in-network providers, including mental health therapists. Read more / Lee más

NUHW joins fight against anti-LGBTQ+ extremists in Glendale
NUHW members stood in solidarity this month with students, parents and teachers in Glendale where far-right agitators have held violent protests and are now seeking seats on the city’s school board. Read more / Lee más

NUHW political endorsements
NUHW members have interviewed the candidates, and our Executive Board has used their recommendations to make its endorsements in the March Primary. With ballots expected to arrive as soon as late next week, check out the candidates we know will stand with us and all working Californians. Read more / Lee más

Dominican Hospital workers unit to win strong contract
The four-year agreement at the Santa Cruz facility will boost wages 18 percent, while capping insurance premium increases and boosting pay for weekend work. Read more / Lee más

Member profile: Nora Fonseca

Nora, a housekeeper at Sutter California Pacific Medical Center, walked picket lines with her mother before becoming a union leader herself at the San Francisco hospital. Read more / Lee más

Mission Neighborhood Health Center workers get big raises with contract extension
Caregivers who provide services to low-income families in San Francisco agreed to 22 percent raises as part of contract extension that runs into 2028. Read more / Lee más

NUHW education and training reources
NUHW offers trainings and resources to empower member leaders with to protect and enforce their rights in the workplace. Read moreLee más

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