Sutter Alameda Hospice workers join NUHW

NewsOctober 25, 2022

Fifty-eight registered nurses, healthcare professionals, and service workers at Sutter Alameda Hospice overcame a big union-busting campaign to join many of their Sutter colleagues as members of NUHW.

Sutter tried to intimidate workers by holding in-person anti-union meetings and sending emails and texts urging them to remain unorganized. However, workers at other Sutter Home Health branches throughout Northern California who recently voted to join NUHW reached out to the workers to make it clear that they’re happy to be part of NUHW and have the power of a union.

Sutter even lied to the National Labor Relations Board about the number of workers sick with or exposed to COVID to delay the vote, but when the votes were finally cast, a strong majority of workers backed forming a union with NUHW.

NUHW now represents Sutter Home Health workers in Alameda, Concord, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Leandro, and San Mateo.

“I am so glad to be represented by NUHW because it puts our hospice in alignment with other Sutter branches,” said Sutter Alameda Hospice Chaplain Sydney Webster. “We are all seeking a better and healthier workplace. We are stronger together.”