MAY 2021 PULSE
In May, NUHW members rallied to demand fair contracts at three Tenet hospitals, authorized a 5-day strike at Keck-USC hospitals, clinics and call centers, won raises at Kindred Hospital San Diego, and participated in May Day rallies across California. Also this month, the California Democratic Party approved two NUHW-sponsored resolutions in support of advancing Medicare for All and improving access to mental health care. Please read the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.
Note: Photographs of people without masks were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.
NUHW members rally as Tenet celebrates big pandemic profit and surging stock price
While Tenet shareholders met in Dallas, more than 150 NUHW members from three Tenet hospitals in Orange County gathered to reveal the hidden costs of Tenet’s pandemic profits: Understaffed and unsafe hospitals and underpaid workers. Read more.
Keck-USC healthcare workers overwhelmingly authorize 5-day strike
More than 1,500 NUHW members at Keck-USC facilities are fighting to improve wages, protect health and retirement benefits, and preserve their right to inform the public about conditions inside their hospitals. Read more.
Members settle contract at Kindred San Diego
The new contract provides raises of 5.25 to 6.75 percent. It also raises starting and maximum wage levels for workers in several job classifications. Read more.
California Democrats approve two NUHW-sponsored resolutions
The resolutions urge Gov. Newsom to initiate talks with the Biden Administration on achieving Medicare for All in California and express support for SB 221, a landmark mental health bill that is working its way through the state legislature. Read more.
NUHW members celebrate May Day
NUHW members participated in marches and other actions in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Rosa. Read more.
NUHW offering online continuing education courses
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