NUHW Pulse – December 2015: The latest news from NUHW

California Pacific Medical CenterDecember 21, 2015

Welcome to the December 2015 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter.

Kaiser contracts

Three Kaiser contracts settled, one more to go

NUHW’s Northern and Southern California mental health clinicians ratified contracts, as did Southern California Health Care Professionals. Optical is next. Read more


Contracts ratified at Kindred Bay Area, Sutter California Pacific Medical Center

NUHW members at CPMC in San Francisco won a great contract after fighting Sutter’s takeaways for two years. Members at Kindred Bay Area won their contract by building on the success of their colleagues at Kindred Brea and Westminster in Orange County, whose strength and unity brought Kindred to the table. Read more

NUHW Leadership Conference

Video: 2015 NUHW Leadership Conference

Two hundred NUHW leaders gathered in Pasadena for the union’s annual conference, which included guest speakers Dr. Paul Song, Sheila Kuehl, and Rick Jacobs. Read more

Bernie Sanders addresses NUHW

Video: NUHW leaders vote to endorse Bernie Sanders for president

At the union’s annual Leadership Conference, NUHW stewards voted 72 percent to endorse Sanders for the Democratic nomination. Read more

Keck picket

Around the union: news and views from throughout NUHW

Keck–USC workers reject employer’s offer, authorize strike; St. Joseph campaign heats up. Read more  

Corizon victory

Caregivers at Alameda County jails win $350k settlement

Corizon employees won a $350,000 settlement over delayed and missed meal periods. Read more

NUHW in Berlin

NUHW in Germany

NUHW Organizer and RN Marilyn Albert shared our union’s experiences with German labor activists at an annual conference in Berlin. Read more

Novato Healthcare Center victory

New Organizing: Alta Bates Summit, Petaluma Valley, Novato Healthcare Center

Victories at Petaluma Valley and Novato Healthcare Center; Sutter–SEIU–NLRB collusion at Alta Bates Summit. Read more


Labor Board certifies NUHW victory at Seton Medical Center, Seton Coastside

After two years, the NLRB finally ratified Seton workers’ election victory. Read more

NUHW Retirees

A message from the NUHW Retirees Committee

Retirees: Join the NUHW Retirees listserv to stay up to date on NUHW activities. Read more