NUHW Pulse, May 2016

California Pacific Medical CenterMay 2, 2016

Welcome to the May 2016 edition of NUHW Pulse, our union’s e-newsletter.

Ended Poverty Wages at St. Joseph

Humboldt County caregivers win huge victory

NUHW members at St. Joseph Health’s Humboldt County hospitals won wage increases of nearly thirty percent over three years. Read more

What Has Become of Memorial Hospital?

Video: What Has Become of St. Joseph’s Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital?

Once the hospital of choice for Santa Rosa, St. Joseph Health System’s Memorial Hospital now ranks last in patient care — and first in profits. Read more

Falling Behind: An NUHW Report

NUHW Report: Falling Behind: How Short-Staffing Has Undermined Patient Care at Sonoma County’s St. Joseph hospitals

An NUHW white paper shows why St. Joseph’s Sonoma County hospitals have ten times more substantiated deficiencies than their rival hospitals. Read more


Workers' Rights Board

Sonoma County St. Joseph caregivers testify at workers’ rights board hearing

North Bay Jobs With Justice Workers’ Rights Board delves into conditions at two St. Joseph hospitals. Read more

Hazel Hawkins contract

Hazel Hawkins Memorial caregivers win great second contract

NUHW members at Hazel Hawkins Memorial in Hollister won a contract with four percent increases every year for four years. Read more


Keck–USC victory

Caregivers at USC’s Keck Hospital win on all four issues

Eight hundred NUHW members forced USC to treat them as full members of the “Trojan Family.” Read more

Cowering Tommy Trojan

Taxpayers still forced to subsidize USC’s low wages for 100 workers

USC is still hiding behind subcontractor Sodexo to pay poverty wages to 100 healthcare workers. Read more 

Salinas vigil

Salinas Valley Memorial workers hold vigil to protest cuts

Despite huge profits, Salinas Valley Memorial administrators are demanding cuts, refusing to bargain in good faith. Read more

Kaiser clincians honored

NUHW Kaiser mental health clinicians to be honored with United in Courage Award

Courage Campaign will honor the more than three thousand Kaiser mental health clinicians who are holding the HMO accountable to its patients and caregivers. Read more

Labor Notes

NUHW members take part in national labor conference

NUHW members led workshops and trainings at the biennial Labor Notes conference in Chicago in April. Read more

No Coal In Oakland

NUHW joins the No Coal In Oakland movement

NUHW steward Kirstin Quinn-Siegel urged the Oakland City Council to ban the transport of coal through the city. 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

Around the Union

Corizon on the ropes in Alameda County; Kaiser emails reveal truth behind the Optical contract

Plus bargaining updates from NUHW bargaining units. Read more

Election endorsements

NUHW’s June 7 election endorsements

These endorsements for president, Senate, state Legislature, Sacramento mayor, and local boards of supervisors were voted on by NUHW stewards and leaders in each district. Read more

Labor for Bernie rally

Bay Area NUHW members organize for Bernie Sanders for president

NUHW chaired a Labor for Bernie organizing rally in San Francisco April 22. Read more