NUHW members at Petaluma Valley Hospital work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Over the summer, COVID-19 case counts rose throughout Sonoma County and in the hospital. At the same time, the number of workplace exposures grew and staffing got worse. The hospital wasn’t testing staff who got exposed and seemed to be doing […]
NUHW members at Kindred Westminster won a major victory this month, pressuring their employer to implement major infection control protocols shortly before a planned protest outside the hospital. Kindred Westminster members overwhelmingly approved an agreement that includes: Monthly COVID-19 testing for all workers N95 masks for all hospital employees Hazard pay for workers serving COVID-19 […]
At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tenet Healthcare’s Fountain Valley Regional Hospital was not doing nearly enough to protect the health of its workers and patients. The hospital lacked sufficient PPE, placed COVID-19 patients alongside non-COVID patients and refused to test both workers and all patients upon admission. Tenet is a Fortune 500 company […]
NUHW President Sal Rosselli wrote an op-ed for the Sacramento Bee calling on state leaders to mandate regular COVID-19 testing for all healthcare workers working at hospitals, correctional facilities and home health agencies. Our proposal also requires initial testing for patients and testing for all workers exposed to the coronavirus. Read the op-ed.
The website CounterPunch published an article about NUHW’s advocacy for COVID-19 safety protocols. While most hospitals still refuse to test workers for COVID-19, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will become the first U.S. airport to provide free on-site rapid coronavirus testing for its employees. While Providence St. Joseph tries to quickly purchase two public hospitals […]