December 21st, 2018

NUHW members put pressure on Kaiser with statewide strike

Four thousand NUHW members staged a five-day strike this month, putting intense pressure on Kaiser Permanente to settle a contract that treats its workers fairly and provides patients better access to mental health treatment. Strikers included psychologists, social workers, therapists, psychiatric nurses, addiction medicine specialists, dietitians, audiologists and health educators as well as nurses and […]

December 21st, 2018

NUHW wins award for work in Orange County

NUHW was honored this month by Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development. OCCORD is one of Orange County’s leading progressive organizations. Its members participated in our labor actions this year that resulted in big raises for workers at West Anaheim Medical Center, Kindred Brea and Westminster hospitals, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Los Alamitos […]

December 21st, 2018

Marin General picket builds worker solidarity to fight takeaway

How do you know when you have a successful informational picket? When you represent 65 radiological technologists at a hospital, but bring out more than 125 workers all marching in solidarity. That was the scene on Dec. 19 outside Marin General Hospital where employees represented by the California Nurses Association, Teamsters and Stationary Engineers, Local […]

December 20th, 2018

News of the Month: December 2018

Our Kaiser strike generated 787 television news reports and well over 100 print and web stories. Here are reports from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, KTVU, USA Today, KQED and the Los Angeles Times. Several newspapers including the Bakersfield Californian and the San Jose Mercury News also printed opinion pieces by our members: Becker’s Hospital […]

December 15th, 2018

Video: Oakland Medical Center on day 5 of weeklong strike

On the last day of our statewide mental health strike, we braved the rain in the Bay Area and celebrated our achievements on picket lines across the state. Our picket at Oakland Medical Center was epic — we had a vocal and robust crowd of more than 400 NUHW members, CNA members, Kaiser optical workers, […]