January 12th, 2021

WAMC member actions win COVID pay incentives

Facing another major COVID surge while dealing with severe understaffing, NUHW members at West Anaheim Medical Center demanded better – and won. Last month, nearly 100 members at WAMC colleagues called on management to “immediately reinstate and expand” a $7 per hour temporary pay raise that had been instituted during the July COVID surge. A […]

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January 8th, 2021

As COVID cases surge, LA coalition campaigns for safety measures

A coalition of labor leaders, health experts and community organizations are demanding that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors urgently plan for the four-week lockdown and to provide immediate safety nets for businesses, workers and families so they can safely stay home. “We all have to work together to keep this from getting worse,” said Sal […]

December 30th, 2020

Hospitals aren’t doing enough to keep frontline healthcare workers safe as California COVID cases surge past 2 million

Staffing shortages, lack of PPE, and failure to offer COVID-19 tests are major challenges for workers in hospitals across the state California is the first state where the number of COVID-19 cases has surpassed 2 million before the expected surge from Christmas and New Year’s gatherings. In Los Angeles County alone, the coronavirus death toll is […]

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December 30th, 2020

DECEMBER 2020 PULSE

In December, NUHW members joined healthcare workers across the nation as the first to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Members also settled a contract in Santa Rosa, demanded safety reforms in Anaheim, secured workplace protections at three county jails, and rescued at-risk therapy appointments for patients in San Bernardino. Please read the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, […]

December 28th, 2020

News of the Month — December 2020

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  NUHW Members at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital gave interviews to the Associated Press and Telemundo this month about the challenges they face amid the COVID-19 surge and their thoughts on getting vaccinated. An Indianapolis Star sports columnist wrote about his recent hospitalization and shock to learn […]