January 30th, 2020

Redwood Memorial Hospital is stealth-cutting its services to women and children

Providence St. Joseph Health reported a $13 million profit last year operating Redwood Memorial Hospital in California’s Humboldt County. But instead of investing more resources into the Fortuna, Calif., hospital to improve patient care, the company is quietly considering shutting down pediatric and obstetric services, the Eureka Times-Standard reports. In a letter to California Attorney […]

January 30th, 2020

After NUHW protest, Newsom pledges to make enforcement agency “do its damn job”

Our fight for mental health parity is resonating in the state capital.  Following a statewide strike by Kaiser mental health therapists last month, culminating in protests held outside the Sacramento offices of the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), Gov. Newsom earlier this month that the agency is “getting in the business of real […]

January 30th, 2020

Mission Neighborhood Health Center workers win strong contract

NUHW members at Mission Neighborhood Health Center called off a scheduled three-day strike this month after reaching a tentative settlement on a three-year contract. The agreement includes 10.75 percent raises, as well as stronger protections against management harassment, better training requirements so workers are set up to succeed at every task, paid travel expenses and […]

January 30th, 2020

NUHW members win big in contract that averted strike

Five days before they were scheduled to strike, NUHW members at a San Francisco nursing home tentatively approved a three-year contract with major wage and benefit improvements. The contract includes 10 percent retroactive raises for most workers and a far more affordable health plan that workers can afford to use. The contract also includes an […]

January 29th, 2020

Realizing our 2020 vision

What action will you take this year to make our union stronger? NUHW stewards tackled that question at the 2019 Leadership Conference, outlining a robust vision for our next decade.  They discussed what big-picture goals we should seek to accomplish over the next 10 years with respect to politics, organizing, and contract standards. Afterward, our […]