NUHW Pulse – April 2018
Welcome to the April 2018 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members have forced USC to fire a low-paying subcontractor and bring jobs in-house, elected the union’s new executive board, and raised alarms about two multi-billion dollar firms that will reap windfalls from Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut while paying workers poverty wages. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.
You’re fired, Sodexo
After months of pressure, the University of Southern California has agreed to bring in-house nearly 50 workers employed by the subcontractor Sodexo. These workers will now receive significantly better pay and benefits. Click hereto read the story.
Fountain Valley workers take fight to City Council
Meanwhile, on Tax Day, our Sodexo workers at Tenet Healthcare’s Fountain Valley Regional Hospital let their local city council know that Sodexo and Tenet are hoarding money from the Trump corporate tax cut while employees struggle to make ends meet. Click here to read the story.
NUHW Executive Board sworn into office
The 22-member board, elected by our members, will oversee the union for the next three years. Click here to read the story.
Commentary: Trump directive will result in discrimination against patients
In a San Jose Mercury News op-ed, NUHW President Sal Rosselli explains how Donald Trump’s plan to create a “civil rights” division inside the Department of Health and Human Services would enable caregivers to discriminate against patients on “moral grounds.” Click here to read more.
Commentary: It’s time for Queen of the Valley to recognize its union
In a Napa Valley Register op-ed, Napa County Democratic Central Committee Chairman G. Anthony Phillips explains why Queen of the Valley Medical Center needs to stop trying to overturn its employees’ vote to join NUHW. Click here to read more.
Around the Union
Nursing home workers ratified a new contract, while members are bargaining contracts at hospitals and clinics across the state, including Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz (pictured above). Click here to read more.
News of the Month
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