July 2023 PULSE

PulseJuly 31, 2023

In July, NUHW members fought for fair pay at West Anaheim Medical Center, stood up for patient care at Kaiser Permanente, celebrated a hard-won contract at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and reflected on an important victory at Richmond Area Multi-Services.

Check out this month’s member profile of Michael Camarena. You can read all the stories below, and find NUHW on social media: Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

LA LGBT Center workers ratify contract with improved salaries and security measures

The three-year agreement will boost wages by an average of 22 percent and provide safer working conditions amid a sharp rise in anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes. Read more / Lee más

Opposition growing to Kaiser’s patient care takeaways

Elected officials, including Rep. Katie Porter (shown above), are joining NUHW members in opposing an attempt by Kaiser to reduce the amount of time mental health therapists in Southern California would have for critical patient care duties. Read more / Lee más

New NUHW members picket West Anaheim Medical Center over short staffing, poverty wages
Seven months after voting to join their colleagues as members of NUHW, workers formed picket lines to demand fair treatment and better wages. Read more / Lee más

Member profile: Michael Camarena, WAMC
Michael Camarena, a pharmacy tech at West Anaheim Medical Center, is helping lead coworkers in their fight for safe staffing and better pay. Read more / Lee más

A small contract provision makes a big difference for patients
NUHW contract at San Francisco nonprofit includes language helping therapists with immigration paperwork so patients get culturally competent care. 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