October 2019 PULSE
Welcome to the October 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW organized new members, helped pass a higher minimum wage law, escalated a campaign to win contracts and improve mental health care at Kaiser Permanente and advocated for higher wages at Mission Neighborhood Health Center. Check out all the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.
Mental health clinicians strike; Kaiser locks them out of headquarters
Caregivers at clinics in Simi Valley and Lomita held strikes this month to demand that Kaiser provide them with the same retirement benefits as nearly all other employees. Click here to read the story.
LA LGBT Center professionals join NUHW
Three dozen physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals at the Los Angeles LGBT Center voted unanimously this month to join NUHW. Click here to read the story.
NUHW members picket Mission Neighborhood Health Center
Caregivers at the San Francisco clinic held an informational picket on October 15 to call attention to the fact that many of them can’t afford to make ends meet on their current salaries. Click here to read the story.
Keck Dermatology and Internal Medicine workers join Ambulatory contract
Workers voted 97 percent percent in favor of approving the pact, which includes across-the-board raises of at least 3 percent and a $600 ratification bonus. Click here to read the story.
NUHW members help pass $15 minimum wage in Novato
NUHW members at the Novato Healthcare Center addressed city council members on the need for a higher minimum wage. Click here to read the story.
Kaiser clinicians stage mental health march in Oakland
Mental health clinicians, patients, and community allies took to the streets October 19 to protest Kaiser’s failure to provide timely access to mental health care. Click here to read the story.
Mental Health Clinicians establish round-the-clock vigils
Kaiser clinicians established an ongoing presence outside Kaiser’s corporate headquarters in Oakland and the Los Angeles Medical Center to confront Kaiser over its failure to fix its broken mental health system. Click here to read the story.
News of the Month
Click here to check out our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets.
NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our online courses for members in licensed and certified job classifications. *NEW COURSES are now available!* Click here for more information.