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May 28th, 2021

MAY 2021 PULSE

In May, NUHW members rallied to demand fair contracts at three Tenet hospitals, authorized a 5-day strike at Keck-USC hospitals, clinics and call centers, won raises at Kindred Hospital San Diego, and participated in May Day rallies across California. Also this month, the California Democratic Party approved two NUHW-sponsored resolutions in support of advancing Medicare for […]

May 27th, 2021

Keck-USC healthcare workers overwhelmingly authorize 5-day strike

More than 1,500 NUHW members at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and several university clinics and call centers have authorized a 5-day strike. Approximately 96 percent of voters opted to authorize the strike in their fight to improve wages, protect their health and retirement benefits and preserve their right to inform […]

May 27th, 2021

News of the Month — May 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Tenet Healthcare and Providence are cited in this article that raises concerns about how the pandemic barely dented the financial outlook for some major hospital chains, which continued to acquire weaker hospitals and ailing doctors’ practices. Critics worry consolidation leads to higher prices for medical care. […]

May 27th, 2021

Members settle contract at Kindred San Diego

NUHW members at Kindred Hospital San Diego have approved a one-year contract with wage increases for full- and part-time workers ranging from 5.25 to 6.75 percent, depending on length of service. The new contract also increases the starting rates and maximum rates for certified nursing assistants, floor techs, housekeepers and dietary workers. “Settling this contract […]

May 26th, 2021

USC healthcare workers overwhelmingly authorize 5-day strike

Vote sets stage for more than 1,500 workers to potentially strike university-run hospitals and clinics next month. More than 1,500 healthcare workers at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and several university clinics and call centers have authorized a 5-day strike. After a week of voting, more than two-thirds of workers cast […]