Ready to Vote NUHW at San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center

NewsJune 18, 2013

At the San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center, we need a union we can trust. That’s why over 90% of us signed a petition for an election to get out of SEIU-UHW and join NUHW-CNA. We just filed our petition with the National Labor Relations Board yesterday.

We’ve had enough of SEIU’s backroom dealmaking. We knew it was time to get out of SEIU when we caught SEIU officials making a secret deal with our employer that slashes our health insurance, vacation pay, holidays and work hours. Now, we have to pay more than $700 a month to get health insurance for our families. Who can afford that?

SEIU lied to our faces for months, telling us they weren’t bargaining in secret with our boss. But they were. And five months later, we finally got a copy of the deal they signed. With one secret deal, SEIU has destroyed all of the benefits and standards that we’d slowly built up over 25 years of bargaining.

But we didn’t just lie down and accept it. Instead, we voted SEIU-UHW’s secret deal down. In fact, not a single one of us voted to ratify it. And now, we’re going to have an election so we can finally drop SEIU and join NUHW-CNA, a union we know we can trust.

We can’t wait to cast our ballots to join you as members of NUHW-CNA.


Maria Martinez, San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center
National Union of Healthcare Workers – California Nurses Association