September 2022 PULSE

PulseSeptember 29, 2022

In September, NUHW members in Northern California and Hawai’i continued their open-ended strike to make Kaiser fix its broken mental healthcare system, while Orange County members held an info picket at two Kindred hospitals. You can read their stories below, get to know steward Peggy Busher, and see NUHW’s endorsements for the November election.

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More than 2,000 Kaiser mental health clinicians striking in Northern California and Hawai’i
The longest mental health strike in U.S. history continued throughout the month as more than 2,000 clinicians fought for contracts to increase staffing and improve access to care. Read more.

NUHW members picket Kindred hospitals over safety and wages
The picket at two hospitals drew attention to security concerns and low pay that contributes to understaffing at both facilities. Read more.

Steward profile: Peggy Busher
Social worker Peggy Busher followed in her mother’s footsteps to help people heal. Read more.

NUHW members do their part to elect pro-worker candidates in this year’s election
NUHW’s endorsements are out for the November election and work is beginning to help elect candidates that support the rights of workers. Read more.

NUHW celebrates Hispanic/Latinx National Heritage Month
On social media this month, NUHW is highlighting important activists, past and present, who have made great contributions to the labor movement and enriched our nation’s culture. Read more.

NUHW offering online continuing education courses
Need CE units? Check out our free online courses for members, including a new course on linguistically responsive practices for healthcare workers on October 14. Learn more.

News of the Month
Read our roundup of the latest labor and healthcare news from top media outlets.