NUHW Pulse – January 2018
Welcome to the January 2018 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter!
An extraordinary organizing year for NUHW
Our membership surged to more than 14,000 in 2017 and we cemented NUHW as the leading union for mental health clinicians. Victories included organizing professionals at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and Dignity Health’s Dominican Hospital of Santa Cruz. Read more.
NUHW members protest USC’s unequal treatment of clinic workers
More than 100 NUHW members and their supporters picketed outside university medical clinics, demanding a contract that ensures clinic workers receive the same pay and benefits as their counterparts at USC hospitals. Click here to see a video from the picket and read the story.
NUHW members interview candidates for political endorsements
Our union’s democratic endorsement process kicked off in December, and this month NUHW members in Orange County interviewed candidates for Congress, State Senate, Assembly, and the Board of Supervisors. Members are encouraged to take part in local endorsement meetings that are being scheduled throughout California. Read more about our endorsement process.
NUHW op-ed: We are stronger as a union
In an op-ed published in the Napa Valley County Register, Queen of the Valley Radiology Technologist Ray Herrera calls on the hospital to respect its workers’ rights to organize.