Thursday, January 26, 2017

NUHW Wins Another One

Yesterday, 250 staffers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California voted overwhelmingly to join NUHW. Here are the results from the NLRB election:

150 (NUHW), 38 (No Union), and 30 (Challenged Ballots).

NUHW’s new members include psychologists, medical social workers, licensed clinical social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and others.

The election continues NUHW’s winning streak. The red union has added more than 2,000 members during the past 12 months.

For example, NUHW added 500 members by winning elections at two additional California hospitals just nine weeks ago.

Meanwhile, SEIU-UHW is floundering.

Last November, 250 workers at College Hospital Cerritos in Los Angeles decertified SEIU-UHW. Earlier, professional staffers at Dignity Health’s Northridge Hospital Medical Center also bolted SEIU-UHW. Those workers included clinical lab scientists, social workers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, etc.

SEIU-UHW has repeatedly accepted massive benefit cuts and wage freezes affecting tens of thousands of its members, and is now facing huge difficulty in getting workers to want to join up. Shocker, right?

Congrats to NUHW’s members!