NUHW Pulse – December 2018

December 28th, 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members staged a five-day statewide strike of Kaiser Permanente, received an award for our work in Orange County and staged a successful picket to fight takeaways at Marin General Hospital. Our actions in December capped off a busy and exciting year during which we showed employers and the public that we will stand together to win good contracts that improve our lives and the lives of our patients. We look forward to even bigger victories for working people in 2019. Happy Holidays to everyone! Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.

NUHW clinicians and health care professionals stage 5-day statewide strike

Four thousand NUHW members staged a five-day strike this month, putting intense pressure on Kaiser Permanente to settle a contract that treats its workers fairly and provides patients better access to mental health treatment. Click here to read the story.


Marin General picket builds worker solidarity to fight takeaway

More than 125 workers from multiple unions stood with NUHW members against a proposal from management to eliminate affordable PPO health coverage one year after the hospital posted a $17 million profit. Click here to read the story.



NUHW wins award for work in Orange County

NUHW was honored this month by Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development. The award from OCCORD comes on the heels of our Sodexo members being honored with the Dolores Huerta award by the Orange County Democratic Party for their organizing work that won contracts with raises exceeding 40 percent. Click here to read the story.


NUHW offering online continuing education courses

Four courses are already available, and we’ll be expanding our offerings next year for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Click here to see the courses.


News of the Month

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