Who We Are & What We Do

The National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees (NUHHCE) is a labor union representing healthcare workers across the United States. Negotiating better wages is essential to the union’s work, ensuring fair compensation for workers, improving morale and productivity, and promoting a better quality of life. Through collective bargaining and other forms of protest, NUHHCE works to negotiate better wages for its members, considering factors such as the cost of living, employer profitability, and worker education and experience. Healthcare workers can get involved in the bargaining process by attending union meetings, staying informed, and providing input and feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

A union is a group of workers who organize together to improve their working conditions and protect their rights. In healthcare, unions help negotiate better wages, benefits, working conditions, and job security

By joining NUHHCE, you would gain the power to negotiate collectively for better pay, improved working conditions, benefits, and job security. Unions amplify your voice and provide the opportunity to make positive changes in your workplace. Plus, being part of a union means having access to resources and support when you need it.

Absolutely! Unions are all about collective bargaining, but that doesn’t mean your individual preferences and needs are ignored. You can still voice your opinions and play a role in negotiating your own employment terms within the larger framework. 

Union dues are typically determined through a democratic process by members of the union. The specific amount varies but is usually a small percentage of your wages. These dues are vital for sustaining the union, funding its initiatives, and providing services to the members. 

Absolutely! One of the key benefits of joining NUHHCE is that there are procedures in place to address workplace issues and grievances, ensuring that your rights are respected and upheld. 

Unions understand the critical link between healthcare worker well-being and patient care. NUHHCE actively works to improve patient care and safety by fighting for adequate staffing, necessary resources, and safer environments for our members. This ensures healthcare workers can provide high-quality care to their patients. 

Participating in a strike is a collective decision made by union members. It’s not mandatory, and individuals have the right to choose whether or not to participate. Strikes are typically a last resort after exhausting other negotiation methods.

NUHHCE staff have established procedures to handle conflicts with management. They negotiate with employers alongside workers and, if necessary, engage in grievance processes or mediation to resolve disputes and ensure your concerns are addressed.

Joining a union doesn’t mean you lose your voice; it actually amplifies it! NUHHCE encourages active member participation and welcomes your opinions and concerns. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in discussions, contribute ideas, and help shape the direction of your union.

NUHHCE operates democratically and has mechanisms in place to ensure transparency and accountability. We have regular meetings, share updates, and provide financial reports to members. Additionally, union leadership is elected by the members, ensuring representation that reflects their interests. 

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