June 2023 PULSE

PulseJune 29, 2023

In June, NUHW members won new contracts with big raises, secured thousands of dollars in back pay, made a powerful statement against LGBTQ+ hate during Pride Month, celebrated the advancement of a key NUHW-backed healthcare reform bill, and prepared to escalate a major contract campaign in Southern California.

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

Workers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland ratify new contracts, averting second strike
The new contracts for more than 1,300 NUHW members include provisions to protect quality pediatric care in the East Bay as well as substantial pay increases and job security protections. Read more / Lee más

NUHW passes Pride Month resolution against growing extremist violence

Amid growing extremist violence against the LGBTQ+ community, NUHW’s Executive Board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution rejecting LGBTQ+ hate. Read more / Lee más

NUHW-backed reform bill clears key Assembly committee
After sailing through the State Senate, SB 770, a bill that would set the stage for groundbreaking reform of California’s healthcare financing and delivery system, advanced out of the State Assembly’s Health Committee. Read more / Lee más

Workers ready to picket West Anaheim Medical Center
Elected officials and community allies are supporting NUHW members in their fight for a fair contract. Read more / Lee más

Phlebotomists win higher salaries, $6,000 in back wages
Shortly before a grievance was set to go to arbitration, Queen of the Valley Medical Center agreed to create a higher-paying Phlebotomist classification and pay several workers who should have been receiving higher wages for over a year. Read more / Lee más

Member Profile: Isidro Sanchez
During his 17 years at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Isidro Sanchez has helped build a union that helped workers win respect and significantly higher pay from their employer. Read more / Lee más

NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our online courses for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Learn more / Lee más

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