March 2020 PULSE

March 30th, 2020

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In March, NUHW launched a new COVID-19 website with resources and updates; California Governor Newsom intervened to help save Seton hospitals in San Mateo County;  NUHW members at Queen of the Valley reached their first tentative agreement with an employer who fought for years to overturn their union; and members at North American Health Care unanimously voted to accept a new three-year contract that includes annual wage increases and maintains benefits. Check out the stories below, and be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, too.


NUHW launches COVID-19 webpage
Our top priority is protecting the health and well-being of NUHW members, so that members can care for their patients and families. Get the latest updates on our COVID-19 response and see available resources at our new COVID-19 webpage.



After long struggle, Queen of the Valley workers reach tentative agreement
In a major victory against an employer that had relentlessly tried to overturn their vote to form a union, Queen of the Valley workers have tentatively agreed to a first contract with major wage increases. Read more.



Heeding calls from caregivers, Governor Newsom acts to save hospitals
After months of advocating for government intervention to spare two hospitals in San Mateo County, caregivers at Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside applauded Governor Newsom’s action this month to keep the hospitals open during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Read more.



Workers at North American Health Care win new contracts
Workers at three nursing homes owned by North American Health Care voted unanimously this month to ratify contracts that include substantial raises. Read more.



News of the Month
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NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our online courses for members in licensed and certified job classifications. Learn more.