March 2019 Pulse
Welcome to the March 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members won four new organizing elections, secured raises for imaging technologists at Marin General Hospital, received the backing of dozens of elected officials for our campaign to improve Kaiser mental health services, released a video documenting one family’s struggle to get Kaiser mental health care and participated on a panel celebrating International Working Women’s Day. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.
NUHW wins four organizing elections
The victories expanded our growing presence at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California and Marin General Hospital, where we have already won strong contracts for our members. Click here to read the story.
Couple shares their Kaiser mental health story
As part of their advocacy, the Brown family worked with NUHW to make a video detailing their struggle with Kaiser to get care for their daughter Elizabeth who was diagnosed with bi-polar and borderline personality disorders. Click here to see the video and read NUHW President Sal Rosselli’s commentary.
Marin General workers win contract with big raises
After a one-day strike in February, imaging technologists ratified a five-year contract that will raise average wages by more than 30 percent over the next five years. Click here to read the story.
NUHW leader shares insights from Kaiser Strike at International Working Women’s Day panel
Elizabeth White, a Kaiser psychiatric social worker, joined union leaders from UNITE HERE and UTLA, to talk about their recent strikes and how they have built power in their workplaces. Click here to read the story.
Elected officials back fight for better Kaiser mental health care
Dozens of state senators and assemblymembers, including Senate leader Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (photographed above), have written Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson urging him to bargain in good faith for a contract that treats clinicians fairly and improves patient care. Click here to read the story.