Navigation Links
Kaiser Workers Vote to Join NUHW, Reject SEIU in Three Elections
Date:1/26/2010

New member-led union caps first year with biggest victories yet; votes called a "referendum" against SEIU's power grabs and secret deals with employers

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one year to the day after SEIU seized control of California's healthcare union in a hostile takeover, nurses and healthcare professionals at nearly 100 Kaiser hospitals and clinics have voted to take back their union by joining the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

"Today we've restored democracy and integrity in our union," said Irma Dufelmeier, a registered nurse at Kaiser's Los Angeles Medical Center. "At Kaiser, we've won the highest standards in the country for healthcare workers and our patients. Now we have a member-led union where we can protect those standards. These elections are a referendum on SEIU's backroom deals with healthcare corporations that give away workers' and patients' rights."

The National Labor Relations Board counted ballots today for 2,300 workers in three bargaining units. Workers' victory was overwhelming, with 1,652 voting to join NUHW and just 254 for SEIU. Registered nurses at Kaiser's Los Angeles Medical Center voted 746 to 36 for NUHW; psychiatric social workers voted 717 to 192; and other healthcare professionals voted 189 to 26.

They're part of an exodus of more than 100,000 SEIU members who have petitioned for similar elections to join NUHW since last year's takeover. An even bigger election is expected later this year, when the rest of Kaiser's 50,000 California employees will be eligible to vote.

NUHW was founded in January 2009, when scores of healthcare workers from across the state -- elected leaders of their union -- decided toge
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Union of Healthcare Workers
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Webcast Alert: Kaiser Permanente Residency Program Open House
2. Kaiser Permanente Achieves Climate Action Leader Status
3. Kaiser Permanente study: Alcohol amount, not type -- wine, beer, liquor -- triggers breast cancer
4. Kaiser Permanente Study Shows Alcohol Consumption - No Matter Beverage Type - Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
5. Kaiser Permanente Study Shows One in Seven Women are Depressed Before, During, or After Pregnancy
6. Kaiser Permanente Named Green Electronics Champion by EPA, Green Electronics Council
7. WellBound Teams With Kaiser Permanente to Open New Self-Care Dialysis Center in Sacramento, CA
8. Kaiser Permanente Joins With Top Health Care Groups to Create Healthier Hospital Environments
9. Kaiser Permanente study shows electronic medical records and outreach improve osteoporosis care
10. Kaiser Permanente CEO Receives Diversity Leadership Award
11. Kaiser Permanente and Golden State Warriors Team Up to Fight Childhood Obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/19/2015)... Insurancecarsinsurance.com has released a new blog post making weather ... can affect auto insurance premiums . , ... insurance premiums. In some Northern states like Wisconsin, due ... in other parts. The newly released blog post explains ... months and what impact, if any, it will have ...
(Date:4/19/2015)... McCann Investigations, a Texas-based full services private investigations ... paper Married, but Dating: The Rise of the ... a unique environment of privacy, anonymity and unlimited access, ... spouses has emerged. Social platforms which have been created ... online. Dating sites and mobile apps have found ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 19, 2015 For some people, tattoos ... display for the rest of their lives, as they have ... and put in a great amount of thought on their ... they have outgrown them or simply want them removed for ... regret their tattoo, and in 2012-13 there was a 43 ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released ... plans are cheaper during Spring. , Spring ... insurance plan. Drivers should make sure they compare the ... vehicles. Clients can learn more about Spring car insurance ... , Auto insurance quotes are becoming more and more ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 Review of ... hosting a ‘Strategies for Success’ program for cataract surgeons ... meeting in San Diego, where eye surgeon Jeffrey L. ... this invitation-only event. Dr. Martin is the Managing Partner ... of Ophthalmology chose Dr. Martin to lead this year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bad Weather Can Cause Accidents and Affect Auto Insurance Prices! 2Health News:McCann Investigations Publishes White Paper Married, but Dating: The Rise of the Married Online Affair 2Health News:Dennis Dass, M.D. is Shattering the Past While Revealing the Future 2Health News:Auto Insurance Plans Are Cheaper During Spring! 2Health News:Dr. Jeffrey Martin Invited to Share Latest Breakthroughs in Cataract Care During Roundtable Discussion at National 2015 ASCRS Meeting In San Diego 2
... DENVER, Feb. 12 The Blue Buffalo ... Connecticut-based,organization dedicated to raising awareness for canine ... to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in the,nonprofit,s ... prevent feline cancer.,The Blue Buffalo Foundation has ...
... new low-fat ice cream dipped in chocolate, OAKLAND, ... The Skinny Cow(R) brand urges dieters everywhere to release ... in at just 80 calories per pop, the perfectly-portioned,chocolate-dipped ... and refreshing mint flavors. Skinny Dippers contain no trans ...
... Currently Use Avastin to Treat the Disease, ... Resources, WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 11 Decision ... advisory firms focusing on,pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, reports ... against Genentech/Roche,s Avastin for,first-line treatment of breast cancer ...
... SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11 SpectraScience, Inc. ... medical devices company, today,announced that it has ... relations consulting firm to provide strategic investor ... of SpectraScience, stated, "We,have selected Hayden Communications ...
... The Office of,Administration today announced it has extended the ... select a new medical plan. The new,plans will become ... health care plan can be difficult, and we,have heard ... their medical options," Secretary of Administration Naomi Wyatt said.,"Therefore, ...
... Feb. 11 AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS ),a leader in radiology ... company,s financial results,for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060202/AMICASLOGO ), WHEN: ... -- Call ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research Sponsors Six Morris Animal Foundation Cancer Studies 2Health News:Dip Your Diet in Chocolate ... Introducing New Skinny Dippers! 2Health News:Despite Oncologists' Willingness to Prescribe Avastin for Treatment of Breast Cancer, the FDA is Likely to Rule Against the Product on February 23 2Health News:SpectraScience, Inc. Retains Hayden Communications 2Health News:Office of Administration Extends Retired State Employees Health Benefits Enrollment Period to March 21 2Health News:AMICAS Schedules Fourth Quarter and 2007 Year End Earnings Results Conference Call 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... , Apr. 17, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Medical Oxygen Systems - Global Strategic Business ... report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Oxygen Systems ... Liquid Oxygen Systems, Oxygen Cylinders & Regulators, and Oxygen ... the US, Canada , ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015   IBA Molecular, ... radiopharmaceuticals, announced today that it has signed a definitive ... America, Inc. (IBAM NA), to Illinois Health and Science (IHS). ... as an independent company headquartered in Dulles, ... take advantage of new product and footprint synergies. IBA ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015 TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... TWi Pharmaceuticals USA , has obtained ... United States.  It has been in close contact with ... expects to have its own label specialty generic products ... the U.S. pharma market. According to IMS ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Oxygen Systems - 2015 Global Strategic Business Report Featuring Leading Players, Caire, Invacare & Philips Respironics 2Health Care System to Acquire IBA Molecular North America 2Health Care System to Acquire IBA Molecular North America 3
... Korea, Nov. 15, 2011 The grand opening ceremony for ... November 10, 2011. RNL BIO ( www.rnl.co.kr ), ... the world,s largest stem cell medical center in Beijing, China. ... "Yanda International Medical Research Institute" (President : Li Hailing, ...
... The new harder to crush version of OxyContin® ... to research revealed at a conference of law enforcement ... and Prevention (CDC) announced that every day 100 people ... involving prescription opioid pain relievers. A new formulation of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:RNL Opens the World's Largest Stem Cell Medical Center in Beijing, China 2New OxyContin® Has Lower Street Price Than Old Crushable Formulation 2
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
... Enhanced features including aspiration holes and ... laparoscopic procedures requiring precise dissection with ... increased suction demands. ,Flexible design ... and nonretractable electrodes and multiple tip ...
... aspiration holes and additional electrode tip ... precise dissection with decreased risk of ... ,Flexible design options allow the ... and multiple tip designs. Optimize specific ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: