November 2019 PULSE

November 26th, 2019

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Welcome to the November 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. We wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. In recent weeks, NUHW members held strikes at four Providence St. Joseph hospitals in Northern California, testified at a CalPERS hearing on Kaiser’s mental health services, and settled a new contract at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.


Providence St. Joseph workers hold one-day strike
More than 1,000 NUHW members went on strike Wednesday, November 20, walking picket lines to demand fair contracts and safe staffing at Providence St. Joseph hospitals throughout Northern California. Click here to read the story.


CalPERS committee holds hearing on Kaiser mental health system
At the urging of NUHW members, CalPERS’ Pension and Health Benefits Committee questioned Kaiser officials and state regulators on Nov. 19 about whether Kaiser was providing timely, adequate mental health care. Click here to read the story.



Members at Hazel Hawkins win strong contract
The pact includes 4 percent annual raises and language to protect jobs if the hospital is transferred or sold. Click here to read the story.


NUHW pledges to fight recall effort
NUHW President Sal Rosselli wrote a commentary in the San Francisco Examiner criticizing a potential recall effort against San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Fewer. Click here to read the op-ed.


News of the Month
Click here to check out our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets.


NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our online courses for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Click here for more information.