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April 12th, 2021

NUHW family mourns the loss of kindhearted leader

Our union recently lost a great leader, who was beloved and respected by his colleagues at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco. Hugh Lucas used to set up shop in the cafeteria and talk to his colleagues about how to address their concerns and settle any grievances, recalled his former coworker Catalino Calonsag. […]

April 1st, 2021


In March, NUHW members rallied against layoffs and service cuts at Seton and Providence hospitals, celebrated two key election victories in Southern California, helped advance a groundbreaking mental health parity law in the State Senate, secured a new contract at Sequoias of Portola Valley, and shared their struggles from the past year. Our union also […]

March 30th, 2021

‘I’m not the same’: Santa Rosa hospital cleaner’s life turned upside-down during pandemic

When Carmen Amavisca, a housekeeper at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, received her first Covid-19 vaccine shot in December, she thought she was finally safe. After a year of conflict with the hospital and its parent company, Providence St. Joseph Health, over inadequate PPE, safety protocols, and staffing, she could finally breathe a sigh of relief. […]

March 29th, 2021

NUHW addresses State Legislature’s Mental Health Caucus

NUHW President Sal Rosselli was invited to address the March 24 online meeting of the State Legislature’s Mental Health Caucus. It was the caucus’ first meeting in over a year, and about two dozen legislators from both parties were represented. Rosselli’s comments focused on the full slate of actions necessary to help grow the behavioral […]

March 26th, 2021

News of the Month — March 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. He tweeted: “Right-wing Republicans in CA are trying to recall @GavinNewsom for the crime of telling people to wear masks and for listening to scientists during COVID. Extremist Republicans have done enough to undermine democracy […]