February 27th, 2020

NUHW members join nurses in protest over USC-Keck’s attack on sick leave

Caregivers at the University of Southern California’s Keck Hospital and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center picketed on February 11 to protest USC’s illegal policy changes that will make it harder for more than 2,600 hospital employees, including NUHW members and registered nurses, to take sick leave for themselves or care for sick children, spouses, or parents. […]

February 27th, 2020

NUHW members fighting to save Seton hospitals

Caregivers at Seton Medical Center rallied with their nurse colleagues this month to demand that Verity Health Systems, the hospital’s owner, be transparent about the hospital’s prospective sale and possible closure. The February 12 rally, organized by the California Nurses Association, came as Verity has failed in its attempt to finalize the sale of Seton […]

February 27th, 2020

NUHW members attend Bernie Sanders rally and star in campaign video

More than 20 NUHW members attended the Bernie Sanders President’s Day rally in Richmond as invited guests on February 17.  NUHW members were invited to go up on stage and stand behind Bernie as he addressed the crowd. Six people accepted, and could be seen in their red NUHW shirts, in televised news coverage of […]

February 27th, 2020

News of the Month — February 2020

For the second consecutive year, improving access to mental health care is the top health care priority for Californians, according to a survey conducted by the California Healthcare Foundation. The poll also found that large numbers of Californians who need mental health care struggle to get it. Among those with insurance who tried to make […]

February 24th, 2020

Tech companies now have a new growth area to boast about — organized labor

You may have heard that the labor movement is dying. But in the past several months, we’ve seen workers buck the trend by unionizing at major tech and media companies.  Just a few examples: Employees at crowdfunding company Kickstarter just won a fight to unionize. Midwestern gig workers at Instacart voted to unionize. Online journalists […]