NUHW Pulse – August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members have won three important contract victories and held strikes at two Southern California hospitals. Check out the stories below and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.
More Sodexo workers win raises in excess of 40 percent
Sodexo workers at Los Alamitos and Lakewood Medical Centers won contracts that are similar to the recent deal won by their fellow NUHW-represented Sodexo workers at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. Click here to read the story.
NUHW members stage first strike of Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Fed up with having their shifts repeatedly cancelled and their hospital understaffed, our members held a widely-covered one-day strike demanding a new contract that will provide good raises and secure their shifts. Click here to read the story.
Kindred San Diego workers win big raises
One day after voting to authorize a strike, caregivers at Kindred San Diego struck a deal for a contract that will increase wages between 9 and 24 percent over the next three years. Click here to read the story.
Elk Grove Unified School District counselors win first contract
The two-year agreement includes raises and guarantees that counselors will have private work spaces to talk to students. Click here to read the story.
Workers strike West Anaheim Medical Center
More than 100 nurses and medical technicians at West Anaheim Medical Center staged a one-day strike Aug. 9 to demand equal pay with colleagues at other hospitals owned by Prime Healthcare. Click here to read the story.
Commentary: SEIU-UHW President still an abusive bully
As SEIU-UHW’s president, Dave Regan has faced accusations of assault, sexual harassment and running the union like an out-of-control frat house, NUHW Vice President Clem Papazian writes. Click here to read the story.
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