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March 30th, 2020

March 2020 PULSE

In March, NUHW launched a new COVID-19 website with resources and updates; California Governor Newsom intervened to help save Seton hospitals in San Mateo County;  NUHW members at Queen of the Valley reached their first tentative agreement with an employer who fought for years to overturn their union; and members at North American Health Care […]

March 30th, 2020

Workers at North American Health Care win new contracts

Workers at three nursing homes owned by North American Health Care voted overwhelmingly this month to ratify contracts that include substantial raises. The three-year contracts establish new wage scales that will significantly increase salaries at Cottonwood Health Care, University Post-Acute Rehab and Woodland Nursing and Rehabilitation. Workers who are already at the top of the […]

March 30th, 2020

Heeding calls from caregivers, Gov. Newsom acts to save hospitals

After months of advocating for government intervention to spare two hospitals in San Mateo County, caregivers at Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside applauded Governor Newsom’s action this month to keep the hospitals open during the COVID-19 outbreak. “We can finally breathe a sigh of relief,” said Christina Caridis, a radiology technologist at Seton Medical […]

March 30th, 2020

After long struggle, Queen of the Valley workers reach tentative agreement

In a major victory against an employer that had relentlessly tried to overturn their vote to form a union, Queen of the Valley workers have tentatively agreed to a first contract with major wage increases. The four-year contract, which still must be ratified, includes: Annual raises that will total 14 to 24 percent over the […]

March 27th, 2020

News of the Month — March 2020

As the coronavirus sweeps the nation, a new survey reveals widespread medical gear shortages, while hospitals give up on a fractured supply chain and take matters into their own hands with planes sprinting past cargo ships. Governor Gavin Newsom directed emergency COVID-19 funds to lease beds at Seton Medical Center in Daly City and Seton […]