September 26th, 2019

Press release: NUHW members endorse Warren, Sanders for president

Statewide Vote by Key California Union Delivers Presidential Endorsement to Senators Warren and Sanders Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers from across California voted to endorse the two progressive leaders. NUHW’s executive board voted to provide resources and grassroots support to both campaigns. Harris and Biden finished third and fourth in balloting by […]

September 25th, 2019

News of the Month – September 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 343 into law on September 5. Known as the Kaiser Permanente Financial Sunshine Law, the law requires Kaiser to provide more data about the revenue and profits of individual hospitals, whereas now it lumps those figures for all facilities into two broad categories: “Northern California” and “Southern California.” […]

September 25th, 2019

Mental health clinicians strike and rally in rejection of Kaiser’s scare tactics

Kaiser mental health clinicians in Northern California sent a strong message to management that they won’t be forced into accepting a contract that doesn’t go far enough to improve patient care and working conditions. On September 17 — Kaiser’s deadline for clinicians to either ratify a contract that 92 percent of them had voted to […]

September 25th, 2019

NUHW members strike Janus of Santa Cruz

NUHW members at Janus of Santa Cruz held their first-ever strike on Thursday, September 26, after management imposed a first contract that did not remedy poverty wages that has forced many workers to find new jobs. “I love Janus, but I couldn’t afford to stay full-time at a job that paid so little that my […]

September 24th, 2019

Elected stewards envision NUHW’s next decade

Participants spent time Saturday discussing what big-picture goals we should seek to accomplish over the next 10 years with respect to politics, organizing, and contract standards. Afterward, our executive board approved the outline of our top objectives and an artist turned that vision into a mural. Click here to download a high-resolution image.