April 8th, 2022

Election victory: Workers at Sutter Care at Home San Francisco join with NUHW

Forty-nine workers from Sutter Care at Home San Francisco voted March 31 to join NUHW. The caregivers include schedulers, home health aides, medical records specialists, intake specialists, RNs, LVNs, LVN care coordinators. They are joining more than 1,000 NUHW-represented Sutter workers in Sacramento, Concord, San Leandro, Santa Cruz, and at San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical […]

March 30th, 2022

March 2022 PULSE

In March, NUHW members won new contracts with sizable raises, welcomed 850 RNs and healthcare professionals who voted join our union, participated in an NUHW co-sponsored Los Angeles Mayoral Debate, and commemorated Women’s History Month. Check out the stories below, and learn how one per diem worker at Kaiser is benefitting from winning the fight […]

March 30th, 2022

NUHW members vote to endorse Karen Bass for LA Mayor

After co-sponsoring a mayoral debate on March 26, NUHW members voted to endorse Congresswoman Karen Bass for mayor of Los Angeles. Bass was the runaway winner following three days of voting, receiving 55 percent of the vote. “I’m honored to win the endorsement of the National Union of Healthcare Workers,” Rep. Bass said. “As a […]

March 28th, 2022

News of the Month — March 2022

Some of these stories may require a subscription.  A Washington Post story quotes the head of Mental Health America of California and San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott criticizing Kaiser Permanente for overstating its mental health external provider network. NUHW’s 2020 survey noting that 87 percent of therapists say they could not offer weekly appointments […]

March 28th, 2022

Kaiser mental health providers win contract in Southern California

NUHW members who provide behavioral health care at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California overwhelmingly ratified a contract that improves wages, expands eligibility for student loan repayments, provides a new paid holiday, and increases retiree medical benefits. The contract for approximately 1,900 psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, addiction counselors, therapists and other mental health classifications  includes […]