Stanislaus County Jail workers are latest Wellpath employees to join NUHW
Approximately 100 workers at Stanislaus County Jail, including registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, mental health therapists and clerks, have voted unanimously to join NUHW. The final tally, announced on May 27, was 81-to-0.
These workers are employed by Wellpath, which provides medical and behavioral health care at more than 140 adult and juvenile correctional facilities around the country.
NUHW also represents Wellpath employees, who work at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail. Earlier this year, NUHW members at Santa Rita, including nurses, medical assistants, occupational therapists, and other caregivers, ratified a four-year contract that includes 3.75% across-the-board annual raises, a new step on the wage scale for workers on their 30th anniversary, more paid-time-off for workers after their tenth anniversaries, and a cap on increased health insurance costs.
“We want to work with Wellpath management to improve the quality of patient care we provide,” said Josie Garcia, a nurse at Stanislaus County Jail. “We love our jobs and deserve to have a say in our working conditions. Joining NUHW will give us that power. It will also help us improve our benefits and win raises that keep up with the cost of living.”