June 2022 PULSE

PulseJune 29, 2022

In June, NUHW welcomed new members at Keck-USC, led workshops and panel discussions at the nation’s larger pro-worker conference, confronted the CEO of Kaiser Permanente at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, commemorated Pride Month and stood in solidarity with striking RNs at two California hospitals.

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Mental health clinicians take fight to Kaiser
With no contract after nearly a year of negotiations, Kaiser mental health clinicians in Northern California went on the offensive in June, confronting the healthcare giant’s CEO and calling out the company’s hypocrisy at SF Pride. Read more.

Workers at USC Eye Institute vote to join NUHW
The unanimous vote by approximately three dozen workers further expands NUHW’s presence at Keck-USC facilities. Read more.

Ruby Sierra fights for coworkers like they’re family
The surgical tech is a big advocate for her colleagues at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka helping one coworker win back pay and forcing managers to seek input on scheduling. Read more.

NUHW has strong presence at Labor Notes Conference
Several NUHW members and leaders led workshops and panel discussions during the 2022 Labor Notes Conference. Read more.

NUHW members show solidarity with RN colleagues
When RNs went on strike at two California hospitals this month, their NUHW colleagues joined them on the picket line and spoke at their rallies. Read more.

NUHW celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride
NUHW is honoring activists who have shown remarkable courage — and made considerable sacrifices — in the fight for equality and the struggle to live open, authentic lives. 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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