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November 19th, 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 PULSE

In November, NUHW members accomplished our goal of dramatically expanding COVID-testing for workers and patients at acute care hospitals throughout California, launched a campaign to end subcontracting and improve COVID-19 protections at Tenet Healthcare hospitals, approved a new contract at Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside, and helped elect pro-worker candidates in the general election. […]

November 19th, 2020

News of the Month — November 2020

Union leaders are hoping to influence Joe Biden’s pick for Labor secretary — but they’re increasingly at odds over who should get the job. Meanwhile, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has said he would accept the job if Biden offered it to him. President-Elect Biden has said he will remove barriers to union membership. In 2018, […]

November 19th, 2020

Election roundup

By taking the time to volunteer even during a pandemic, NUHW members once again helped elect dozens of pro-worker candidates across California. Most importantly, by joining the millions of Americans who called swing state voters over the past several weeks, we helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. President-elect Biden’s victory is a huge win […]

November 19th, 2020

Remembering Armando J. Rodriguez, dedicated caregiver and family man

Armando J. Rodriguez, an imaging aide at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, died of COVID-19 earlier this month. Known by colleagues as “The Candyman” for his generosity, Armando contracted COVID-19 in July and never fully recovered. He is survived by his five children, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. “COVID took a toll on him and […]

November 19th, 2020

Members at Seton ratify one-year contract

NUHW members at Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside have ratified a one-year contract with the hospital that prevents severe cuts sought by the hospital’s new owner. AHMC purchased Seton in bankruptcy court shortly after both hospitals were nearly shuttered. The new owner immediately sought takeaways from workers, but NUHW members held together and achieved […]