May 2022 PULSE
In May, NUHW members conducted the largest behavioral health strike ever in Hawaii, helped secure an investigation into Kaiser’s behavioral health services in California, welcomed more new members who work for Sutter Health, and commemorated Mental Health Awareness Month.
Kaiser mental health workers strike in Hawaii
Psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, medical social workers, psychiatric nurses, and chemical dependency counselors in Hawaii struck for three days to demand that Kaiser meet the growing demand for behavioral health services. Read more.
Sutter Hospice San Mateo workers defeat anti-union effort, join NUHW
Approximately 50 caregivers, including nurse preceptors, medical social workers, and chaplains, voted to join a growing number of Sutter employees organizing with NUHW. Read more.
Kaiser faces new behavioral health probe
Amid mounting complaints, California’s Department of Managed Health Care is launching a new investigation into Kaiser’s behavioral health care system. Read more.
NUHW honors mental health caregivers
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, NUHW is profiling several of its behavioral health clinicians who serve patients in clinics, hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities. NUHW is proud to represent more than 4,000 mental health workers throughout California and Hawaii. Read more.
CARA and NUHW: Fighting together for health justice
Whether it’s rallying in Sacramento or building strong coalitions throughout the state, the California Alliance of Retired Americans has been a staunch NUHW ally in the fight to achieve Medicare for All. Read more.
NUHW education and training resources
NUHW offers virtual trainings and events to provide member leaders with the tools and information they need to protect and enforce their rights in the workplace. Learn more.
News of the Month
Read our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets.