Friday, November 15, 2013

More California Workers Bolt SEIU-UHW, Join NUHW

This just in.

Today, a group of 160 workers at Corizon Health in the San Francisco Bay Area voted 107 to 5 in a landslide NLRB victory for NUHW!

The workers care for thousands of inmates at Alameda County’s jail -- apparently it's the fifth largest jail in the U.S. The workers include RNs, LVNs, Medical Assistants, Physician Assistants, LCSWs, Nurse Practitioners and Medical Records Clerks, according to NUHW.

In August of this year, 80 percent of the workers signed a petition to decertify SEIU-UHW so they could join NUHW. Their move to dump SEIU-UHW came after purple officials negotiated cuts to workers’ benefits and were basically AWOL when workers needed help.

Once the NLRB scheduled the election, SEIU-UHW ran for cover by withdrawing from the election because it had zero support from workers.

Congrats to the Corizon workers!