NUHW Pulse – October 2018
Welcome to the October 2018 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members have ratified four contracts, organized dozens of new members, launched a social media campaign to pressure Kaiser to provide timely mental health treatment, completed hundreds of volunteer election shifts and released one video about the experiences of folks who join our union and another video calling out USC for treating dietary workers like second-class citizens. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.
NUHW clinicians launch campaign to improve Kaiser mental health care
Our social media images have been shared several thousand times on Facebook, and we have collected dozens of stories from Kaiser patients about untimely mental health care on our website kaiserdontdeny.org. Click here to read the story.
West Anaheim Medical Center workers win fight for fair pay
After staging a picket and a one-day strike and authorizing a five-day strike, more than 100 nurses and medical technicians won a three-year deal with raises between 16 and 49 percent. Click here to read the story.
NUHW members win fair contracts across California
Over the past month, NUHW members have ratified new contracts that will improve wages at several healthcare facilities including Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Kindred Brea and The Sequoias Portola Valley. Click here to read the story.
NUHW releases “Why I Joined” videos
To help show unorganized workers how much they have to gain from joining NUHW, we unveiled “Why I Joined,” a series of videos featuring seven NUHW members telling their stories about organizing their workplaces. Click here to see the videos.
RadNet workers vote to join NUHW
Dozens of workers at RadNet, the nation’s largest imaging center, rejected a fierce anti-union campaign from management and voted this month to join NUHW. Click here to read the story.
NUHW finalizes November 2018 endorsements
Hundreds of NUHW members volunteer to elect pro-worker candidates
As of Friday, we have completed hundreds of volunteer shifts across California with members calling voters and knocking on doors. Click here to read the story.
NUHW releases video highlighting USC’s corporate welfare
In advance of a planned strike by more than 1,000 NUHW members employed by the University of Southern California, we released a video informing the public that the university subcontracts work to a firm that pay employees pennies above the minimum wage. Click here to read the story.
News of the Month
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