June 8th, 2021

Tenet workers authorize info picket for June 16

NUHW members from three Tenet hospitals in Orange County voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize an informational picket, now scheduled for June 16.  These workers are in negotiations with Tenet Healthcare, fighting for a contract with fair wages and healthcare options they can afford. Tenet Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chains, reported […]

June 1st, 2021

California Senate passes NUHW-sponsored mental health parity bill

The State Senate has overwhelmingly passed a landmark bill that would require all HMOs and health insurers in California, including Kaiser Permanente, to provide clinically necessary follow-up mental health and substance use disorder appointments within 10 business days. SB 221, which is authored by State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco and sponsored by NUHW, passed […]

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May 28th, 2021

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 […]

May 27th, 2021

Keck-USC healthcare workers overwhelmingly authorize 5-day strike

More than 1,500 NUHW members at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and several university clinics and call centers have authorized a 5-day strike. Approximately 96 percent of voters opted to authorize the strike in their fight to improve wages, protect their health and retirement benefits and preserve their right to inform […]

May 27th, 2021

News of the Month — May 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Tenet Healthcare and Providence are cited in this article that raises concerns about how the pandemic barely dented the financial outlook for some major hospital chains, which continued to acquire weaker hospitals and ailing doctors’ practices. Critics worry consolidation leads to higher prices for medical care. […]