March 1st, 2019

Providence Tarzana workers fight back against subcontracting

Less than a year after settling a new contract, Providence Tarzana workers are pressuring management to stop violating a provision that prohibits subcontracting out work to outside contractors. First, they filed a formal grievance demanding that management stop subcontracting out Biomed Department work to the firm enBio. Then, a delegation of workers met with the […]

March 1st, 2019

Alert stewards help Fountain Valley workers win better wages

Last May, shop stewards at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital discovered that dozens “nursing assistants” were being required to submit a “certification” to prove that they were actually “certified nursing assistants”, which in their contract requires a higher rate of pay. We filed a grievance on behalf of the nursing assistants, and, after a 10-hour mediation […]

March 1st, 2019

Kaiser mental health workers continue advocating for patients

While contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente inch forward, NUHW members this month the fight directly to Kaiser executives. On Feb. 2, Kaiser mental health clinicians leafleted a speech to retired doctors by The Permanente Medical Group CEO Richard Isaacs during a luncheon at an Oakland country club. The clinicians talked to doctors while handing out […]

March 1st, 2019

NUHW Pulse – February 2019

Welcome to the February 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members won raises for Certified Nursing Assistants at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, convened a Town Hall on the state of health care in Humboldt County, fought back against contractually-prohibited subcontracting at Providence Tarzana Medical Center and confronted a top Kaiser Permanente […]

February 22nd, 2019

News of the Month — February 2018

A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Vox reported that a total of 485,000 employees were involved in major work stoppages last year — the highest number since 1986, […]