November 2023 PULSE

PulseNovember 29, 2023

In November, NUHW members held a successful picket at Sutter’s psychiatric hospital in Sacramento, won a strong contract that’s just the start of improving conditions for healthcare workers and patients at Santa Rita Jail, and celebrated organizing victories at the USC Spine Center, Sutter Hospice Sacramento and Hospice East Bay.

You can read all the stories below, including a profile of Humberto Retana, a mental health therapist at UCSF Children’s Hospital Oakland. You can also find NUHW on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

More hospice workers vote to join NUHW
In just 18 months NUHW has gone from not representing any hospice workers to representing nearly 400 at five workplaces. The latest to join include workers at Hospice East Bay and Sutter Care at Home Sacramento. Read more / Lee más

NUHW continues growth at Keck-USC Health System
Workers at the USC Spine Center are the latest USC employees to join NUHW with more union elections scheduled for December. Read more / Lee más

After winning contract, NUHW members take concerns to county sheriff
NUHW members at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County unanimously approved a new contract, but they aren’t done fighting to address issues at the jail. Read more / Lee más

Sutter workers picket psych hospital, authorize strike
Local media outlets covered the picket that included several local elected leaders supporting NUHW members, who have been in contract negotiations for 18 months. A one-day strike has been authorized for December 6. Read more / Lee más

Member profile: Humberto Retina, Children’s Hospital Oakland
A mental health therapist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Humberto takes a similar approach to serving his patients as a therapist as he does for his colleagues as their union steward. Read more / Lee más

NUHW education and training reources
NUHW offers trainings and resources to empower member leaders with to protect and enforce their rights in the workplace. Read moreLee más

News of the Month
Read our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets. Read moreLee más