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November 26th, 2019

October 2019 PULSE

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW organized new members, helped pass a higher minimum wage law, escalated a campaign to win contracts and improve mental health care at Kaiser Permanente and advocated for higher wages at Mission Neighborhood Health Center. Check out all the stories below, and […]

November 26th, 2019

CalPERS’ Pension and Health Benefits Committee holds hearing on Kaiser mental health system

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the California Public Employees Retirement System took an important step toward holding Kaiser Permanente accountable for providing timely, adequate mental health services and the Department of Managed Health Care accountable for making sure Kaiser complies with the state’s Mental Health Parity Act. Acting on the recommendation of State Controller Betty Yee […]

November 25th, 2019

News of the Month – November 2019

McDonalds has agreed to pay $26 million to settle a long-running labor dispute over allegations the fast food giant underpaid some of its U.S. staff. This follows the termination of CEO Steve Easterbrook because of his consensual relationship with an employee. Don’t feel too sorry for him, though – he’s getting an exit package worth […]

November 25th, 2019

PSJ workers hold 1-day statewide strike

More than 1,000 NUHW members went on strike Wednesday, Nov. 20, walking picket lines to demand fair contracts and safe staffing at Providence St. Joseph hospitals throughout Northern California. “We can’t provide quality patient care if we don’t have enough caregivers,” said Joy Layson, a nursing assistant at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in […]

November 25th, 2019

Members at Hazel Hawkins win strong contact

NUHW members at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital stood strong against early attempts by management to freeze wages and won a three year contract that will boost wages by 4 percent every year. The hospital in Holister, Calif. had originally proposed wage freezes and then offered workers only a 1 percent raise. But workers refused those […]