August 24th, 2020

Their heroes and ours: California’s healthcare crisis

by Cal Winslow This essay was published in Counterpunch and BeyondChron Patients and visitors to Sutter Health’s shiny new hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., are greeted with large banners, “Heroes Work Here.” This no doubt is true. At Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals we learn much the same, the giant HMO has awarded itself Five Stars for […]

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August 19th, 2020

Op-ed: Professional athletes are getting coronavirus tests. Why aren’t healthcare workers?

This op-ed by NUHW President Sal Rosselli ran in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, August 16, 2020. BY SAL ROSSELLI  For the past five months, healthcare union leaders like me have been sounding the alarm about the appalling lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. But there’s one thing that’s […]

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August 10th, 2020

Fountain Valley August 6, 2020 Rally for Care

     

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August 3rd, 2020

JULY 2020 PULSE

In July, NUHW members held the nation’s largest hospital strike since the pandemic’s onset, advocated for mental health care reforms, picketed against lax infection controls, and welcomed new members at Sonoma County Jail. NUHW also joined hundreds of organizations in demanding that Facebook take action against hate speech on its platform. Check out the stories below, and […]

July 28th, 2020

Kaiser workers continue advocacy for SB 855

NUHW-represented Kaiser clinicians are continuing to advocate for one of the most comprehensive mental health reform bills in recent years. In July, Susan Whitney, a therapist in Bakersfield, and Fereshteh Madjlessi, psychologist in Santa Rosa, participated in a Zoom call with a legislative aide for Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, D-Los Angeles. The staffer said she would […]