April 27th, 2022

NUHW members successfully lobby lawmakers to hold Wellpath accountable

Wellpath, a private equity-owned firm that provides healthcare services to correctional facilities across the country, makes more money when it fails to meet the staffing levels required in its contracts with public agencies. Wellpath has followed this formula in Stanislaus County, where it has chronically understaffed the county jail in Modesto and let staffing levels […]

April 27th, 2022

NUHW and allies back new bill to increase fines on health plans that violate state law

Over the last two years, NUHW has passed two landmark behavioral health bills, SB 855 and SB 221, which guarantee Californians the right to receive medically necessary behavioral health care and require HMOs like Kaiser to provide follow-up appointments within 10 business days. Now we’re teaming up again with State Senator Scott Wiener and behavioral […]

April 27th, 2022

Fountain Valley NUHW members recognized as Women of the Year

Registered nurses Claudine Miranda and Mida Apodaca get their satisfaction from serving patients, but they felt a little extra appreciated recently when Congressman Lou Correa named them “Women of the Year” in his congressional district. “I feel accomplished. It’s nice that you’re being recognized for the things that you do,” said Miranda, a pediatrics ICU […]

April 27th, 2022

Sutter Care at Home caregivers are organizing for change with NUHW

More than two years since COVID-19 started spreading around the globe, NUHW is seeing explosive membership growth as healthcare workers, still reeling from working grueling hours without adequate health protections, demand a bigger voice in their workplaces. Among the caregivers forming unions with NUHW are home healthcare workers employed by Sutter Health, the largest non-profit […]

NUHW Members at the Capitol Building
April 19th, 2022

NUHW Legislative Victories Improve Patient Care

NUHW isn’t only focused on winning better wages and working conditions. We’re committed to improving patient care. And, when healthcare corporations refuse to take action at the bargaining table, we have the relationships and credibility to take our fight to Sacramento — and win. When it comes to mental health care, NUHW members have become […]