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Shirley Nelson

Entries by Shirley Nelson

Kaiser workers make national headlines in historic NUHW vote

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2010 | 9:36 PM

On September 13, the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years began. 43,500 Kaiser healthcare workers across California began to receive our ballots from the Obama Administration's National Labor Relations Board. In preparation, we've been having "red days" in our hospitals, wearing our red NUHW t-shirts and...

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NUHW vs. SEIU: Kaiser Workers Prepare to Make History

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2010 | 1:56 PM

As our nation celebrates Labor Day, Kaiser healthcare workers in California are celebrating an action by the Obama Administration's National Labor Relations Board that protects our rights and gives new momentum to our movement to get our union back under members' control.

On August 27, the Board's General Counsel...

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Entire SEIU steward council steps down in order to choose NUHW

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2010 | 7:14 PM

This week, 48 SEIU-UHW stewards at Kaiser Santa Rosa Medical Center sounded the first note of our historic union election campaign at Kaiser Permanente by stepping down from their positions with SEIU in order to support the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

Their message was clear....

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Two Weeks in January: the Birth of a Healthcare Workers' Union

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2010 | 1:33 AM

January 2009 was a watershed moment in our nation's history. As we gathered to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama, members of my union felt a powerful sense of accomplishment. Together we had worked long hours and covered many miles to elect a president who would represent working people instead...

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Democracy on Trial: My View on SEIU's Lawsuit Against Our Union

(21) Comments | Posted March 28, 2010 | 2:22 PM

I would like to thank the Huffington Post and the community of readers here for providing me an opportunity to share my point of view about SEIU's civil lawsuit against 26 union reformers.

They say every coin has two sides, well, so does every case in court.


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