NUHW Pulse – November 2018

NewsNovember 28, 2018

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Welcome to the November 2018 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members have announced a 5-day strike of Kaiser Permanente and expanded their campaign to improve the HMO’s mental health care. NUHW members have also fought to save Seton Medical Center from bankruptcy, ratified a contract that makes USC hospitals among the highest-paying in Southern California, and saved health benefits for EVS workers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.

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

Approximately 4,000 Kaiser mental health clinicians and health care professionals will strike from December 10 to 14 to protest Kaiser’s understaffing of its mental health services, which impacts every aspect of its patient care operations. In advance of the strike, members have expanded their social media campaign demanding better care. Click here to read the story.

USC Keck and Norris win contract that benefits them and their colleagues

The three-year contract, which was finalized after workers authorized a three-day strike, will boost salaries by an average of 15 percent. The contract will also bring in-house subcontracted cafeteria workers who will get big raises and far better benefits as direct university employees. Click here to read the story.

NUHW members working to save Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside

An NUHW shop steward demanded action from public officials during a recent community forum and has since participated in a coalition of political, community and labor leaders to save Seton from bankruptcy. Click here to read the story.

NUHW members rally to save benefits for nearly two dozen EVS workers

NUHW’s 1,400 members wouldn’t stand for an EVS rebid that would have left 21 of their colleagues without their health benefits. Using our collective power, we won an agreement that saved everybody’s health benefits. Click here for the story.

NUHW helps flip the House and elect Gavin Newsom

NUHW members worked hundreds of political shifts to elect Gavin Newsom and pro-worker candidates in seven congressional districts that had been represented by politicians who voted to rip away health insurance to millions of Californians. Click here to read the story.

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