December 28th, 2020

COVID victory at county jails

After several weeks of negotiations, NUHW members who work at county jails in Alameda, Stanislaus, and Sonoma counties reached a Memorandum of Understanding with their employer Wellpath that will better protect them from COVID-19 and provide additional financial security for anyone who contracts the virus. “This victory demonstrates the power of solidarity,” said Josephine Garcia, […]

December 28th, 2020

NUHW E-board recommends all members take COVID-19 vaccine

NUHW’s member-led Executive Board this month voted to recommend that all NUHW members take the vaccine, unless there is a medical reason not to do so.  To help answer any questions about the vaccine and its rollout during the upcoming months, NUHW has prepared this extensive Q&A that will be continually updated as new information […]

December 28th, 2020

NUHW members save thousands of mental health appointments in San Bernardino

Thanks to the forceful intervention of their stewards, Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians  have halted a dangerous proposal in San Bernardino County. Kaiser management in San Bernardino informed NUHW on Tuesday, December 15, that they intended to cancel all routine mental health appointments in San Bernardino starting Monday, December 21, to free up NUHW members […]

December 28th, 2020

Confronting a surge, NUHW members demand reforms at West Anaheim Medical Center

NUHW members at West Anaheim Medical Center are facing a surge of COVID-19 patients while dealing with severe understaffing and insufficient safety protocols. In November, six hospital employees tested positive for the coronavirus. While members meet with management to demand stronger COVID screening procedures for workers and more ventilators for patients, they also are seeking […]

December 28th, 2020

Santa Rosa Memorial workers win four-year contract

NUHW members at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital voted 98 percent this month to ratify a new contract, ending a campaign that culminated in July with the nation’s largest pandemic era strike. When the approximately 740 nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, medical technicians, housekeepers, administrative clerks, and food service workers, opted to hold a five-day strike, the […]