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January 13th, 2020

A historic moment for mental health parity

Kaiser is facing newfound pressure not only to achieve mental health parity, but to settle contracts that treat all of us with full dignity and respect. Our nearly 4,000 NUHW Kaiser mental health clinicians refused to return to bargaining until Kaiser agreed to settle contracts for all units, including Optical. When Kaiser agreed to enter […]

January 10th, 2020

Workers fighting back against illegal Providence St. Joseph lockout

The Eureka Times-Standard reported Wednesday, Jan. 8 about NUHW workers holding Providence St. Joseph Health accountable for illegally locking out its caregivers in retaliation for holding a one-day strike. Caregivers went on strike Nov. 20 at Providence hospitals in Eureka, Fontuna, Petaluma and Napa to demand a fair contract that guarantees safe staffing and pays […]

January 8th, 2020

Statement by Sal Rosselli on Gov. Newsom’s plan to strengthen enforcement of state mental health parity rules

The following statement is from Sal Rosselli, president of the National Union of Health Care Workers (NUHW), the union which represents more than 4,500 Kaiser workers, including 3,600 mental health clinicians who are still without On behalf of NUHW members, we commend Governor Newsom for making access to mental health care a top priority in […]

January 7th, 2020

Kindred workers vote to join NUHW

More than two dozen occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech pathologists voted unanimously on Jan. 7 to join NUHW. These workers are employed by Kindred, but provide care at Dominican Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Santa Cruz. They join more than 100 NUHW members at Dominican. “As someone born and raised in this community, I […]

December 30th, 2019

News of the Month – December 2019

In the span of five days, the National Labor Relations Board reversed several Obama era union-friendly cases and measures, all to the benefit of employers. The most significant was probably their relaxing of the punitive time limits in the “quickie/ambush” election rule. The NLRB recently ruled that businesses can ban workers from using company email for union […]