November 19th, 2020

Remembering Antonio Orea, a champion for working people

On November 17, we lost a dedicated staff leader and beloved member of our NUHW family to COVID-19. Antonio Orea lived an exemplary life. He grew up in Mexico, journeyed across the border at age 16, worked in a sweatshop, took classes, became a U.S. citizen, and devoted his life to helping people earn a […]

November 19th, 2020

Remembering Armando J. Rodriguez

Armando J. Rodriguez, an imaging aide at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, died of COVID-19 earlier this month. Known by colleagues as “The Candyman” for his generosity, Armando contracted COVID-19 in July and never fully recovered. He is survived by his five children, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. “COVID took a toll on him and […]

November 16th, 2020

Statement by NUHW president Sal Rosselli on urgent need for White House to address PPE shortages

For immediate release – November 17, 2020 Statement by Sal Rosselli, President of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, on Urgent need for White House to invoke Defense Production Act to address severe PPE shortages. If Trump won’t, Biden must on January 20. “We cannot properly serve our patients unless we are adequately supplied.” With COVID-19 infections […]

October 29th, 2020


In October, NUHW created a relief fund for members affected by wildfires, while NUHW members marched on their hospital CEOs at three Tenet hopitals, rallied to save the Birthing Center at Petaluma Valley Hospital, and fought unjust layoffs at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too. […]

October 27th, 2020

News of the Month — October 2020

As Election Day looms, U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, a cunning lawyer committed to dismantling regulation, is weakening one employee protection after another, The New Yorker reports. Gov. Newsom announced a framework for rolling out an eventual COVID-19 vaccine that gives priority to healthcare workers at risk of contracting the virus, according to the Los […]