October 22nd, 2020

Housekeepers and dietary workers demand fair treatment from Tenet Healthcare hospitals

In a powerful show of solidarity, NUHW-represented housekeeping and dietary workers recently delivered a petition to the chief executives of three Tenet Healthcare hospitals, calling on the Fortune 500 company to bring their jobs in-house. Despite having $2.2 billion in cash reserves, Tenet subcontracts out housekeeping and dietary work to the firm Compass, which pays […]

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September 30th, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 PULSE

In September, NUHW members helped persuade Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a major mental health reform bill, rallied with registered nurses to demand stronger COVID-19 safeguards at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, continued pushing for mandatory COVID-19 testing following the release of a scathing state investigation into lax COVID protocols at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, won […]

September 28th, 2020

News of the Month — September 2020

Throughout the pandemic, hospitals have frequently referred to their healthcare workers as heroes, but workers often feel overworked and demoralized by a system that does not seem to value their safety or well being. And it’s taking a toll of caregivers’ mental health.  Christopher Friese with the University of Michigan School of Nursing spoke on […]

September 28th, 2020

NUHW stewards attend virtual Leadership Conference

More than 200 NUHW stewards gathered Saturday, September 26, for NUHW’s first-ever all-virtual Leadership Conference.  While stewards participated from their homes, there were still many opportunities for them to sharpen their skills with optional continuing education courses on Friday and become better leaders through training sessions on Saturday. The conference, which was themed, “The Fight […]

September 28th, 2020

Professional workers at Children’s Hospital win new contract

Professional workers at UCSF Children’s Hospital Oakland settled a 10-month contract that provides them with 3 percent raises and better aligns their contract with those of their colleagues in the hospital’s Business, Office Clerical and Service and Tech units. The professionals, who include pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists​, and audiologists, will now get […]