NUHW statement on the death of former Assemblywoman Nell Soto of Pomona

NewsMarch 3, 2009

Oakland, Calif.—The National Union of Healthcare Workers issued the following statement today from Founding Executive Board Member Sal Rosselli:

“The dedicated healthcare workers of the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire lost a spirited ally last week in the passing of former Assemblywoman Nell Soto. Healthcare workers dedicate their lives to protecting the health of their communities, and through her tireless work as a public servant to raise water and air quality standards, former Assemblywoman Nell Soto was our valued partner. Above all, Nell was a warrior for working families who always put the interests of everyday people first. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nell’s family and friends.”

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The National Union of Healthcare Workers is an independent, member-led union, dedicated to improving the lives of healthcare workers and the people they care for. NUHW is building a national movement of caregivers to hold healthcare corporations accountable to the public interest and win affordable, quality healthcare for all.