February 24th, 2021

News of the Month — February 2021

Note: Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Cal/OSHA continues to aggressively issue citations to employers for COVID-19–related violations, which may provide leverage to labor unions and their members, especially healthcare workers. Providence St. Joseph is retaliating against Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach after the hospital’s trustees decided to break away from Providence. “The […]

February 24th, 2021

NUHW takes the lead in fighting the recall

Our effort to defeat the recall of Gov. Newsom expanded in February with additional social media posts and more than 600 additional Californians signing our anti-recall online petition. Additionally our efforts have been written about in several publications including the Los Angeles Times, Politico and CalMatters. A recall is a costly and dangerous distraction that […]

February 24th, 2021

Podcast chronicles struggle to access Kaiser mental health care

The struggle of Kaiser mental health clinicians to improve patient access was featured in the most recent episode of the Last Day podcast. The segment on Kaiser segment starts at the 40-minute mark of the episode, “Are You Feeling Suicidal?”   Listen to the podcast here. The podcast producers reached out to us about participating in […]

February 24th, 2021

CPMC workers ratify one-year contract, continue bargaining for more

NUHW members at California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Health’s flagship hospital and the second-largest hospital in California, recently voted to ratify a new one-year contract with a 3 percent across-the-board pay increase. Our bargaining team was negotiating a three-year contract with management, but with both sides far apart on several important long-term issues, everyone agreed […]

February 24th, 2021

NUHW members are mobilizing to win two key special elections

NUHW members in Southern California are helping elect two allies who are running in two critical special elections next month. Healthcare workers have called and texted community members on behalf of Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, who is running for a vacant seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager, who […]