September 2019 PULSE

NewsSeptember 26, 2019

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Welcome to the September 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members voted to endorse Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders for president, held a one-day strike at Janus of Santa Cruz, held a one-day strike at Kaiser Permanente’s Pleasanton clinic, and picketed outside Kaiser executive offices in Oakland.  NUHW stewards also attended our annual Leadership Conference in Anaheim, where they heard from several presidential contenders. Check out all the stories below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.

NUHW members vote to endorse Warren, Sanders for president
In voting that took place over four days last week, NUHW members voted to endorse Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders for president in advance of California’s primary election in March. Click here to read the story.

Video: The Birth of NUHW
NUHW has a history unlike any union. We were started by courageous workers who refused to be bossed around by their former union and started a movement that is now 15,000 members strong. Click here to see the film.

NUHW stewards gather for annual Leadership Conference
About 400 stewards met in Anaheim September 20-22 for our union’s annual leadership conference. The elected leaders of our union took classes to better represent members, discussed our vision for NUHW’s second decade, made pledges to further strengthen our union and heard from presidential candidates and Congresswoman Katie Porter. Click here to read the story.


NUHW members strike Janus of Santa Cruz
NUHW members at Janus of Santa Cruz held their first-ever strike on Thursday, September 26, after management imposed a first contract that did not remedy poverty wages that has forced many workers to find new jobs. Click hereto read the story.

Mental health clinicians strike and rally in rejection of Kaiser’s scare tactics
Kaiser mental health clinicians in Northern California sent a strong message to management that they won’t be forced into accepting a contract that doesn’t go far enough to improve patient care and working conditions.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. Click here to see the courses.