NUHW Pulse – January 2019

January 31st, 2019

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Welcome to the January 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members launched a coordinated campaign to win good contracts and improve care at Providence St. Joseph hospitals, staged a rally protesting layoffs at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka, marched in solidarity with Los Angeles teachers, helped Kaiser patients who shared their stories of delayed care and pressed the board of directors of Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. to fast-track contract negotiations. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.

Providence St. Joseph workers launch united campaign
Dozens of NUHW members from six Providence St. Joseph hospitals — and allies from several nursing unions — launched a coordinated campaign on Jan. 19 to win better contracts and build worker power inside the nation’s third largest hospital system. Click here to read the story.


Eureka workers rally against additional layoffs
NUHW members at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka joined with nurses on Jan. 24 to protest additional layoffs at the highly-profitable hospital just three months after 25 caregivers lost their jobs. Click here to read the story.



NUHW members stand with Los Angeles teachers
NUHW members joined Los Angeles teachers on picket lines in support of their open-ended strike that resulted in a good contract with many benefits for students. Click here to read the story.


Kaiser members revamp website, reach out to patients
The KaiserDontDeny.org website is being revamped to highlight the plight of Kaiser members, like Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane (pictured above) whose husband could not get the mental health therapy he needed. Members have also volunteered to help patients who shared their stories get care from Kaiser. Click here to read the story.


 

RAMS workers confront nonprofit’s Board of Directors
For the second consecutive month, mental health clinicians at Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. in San Francisco attended their non-profit’s board meeting to demand a fair contract. Click here o read the story.


NUHW offering online continuing education courses
We are expanding our offerings this 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.