Health Care Division
Director: Nina Bugbee
The more than 50,000 workers represented by the Teamsters Health Care Division care for children, families, the elderly and veterans, as doctors, nurses and blood collection personnel in a variety of settings including hospitals, wellness centers and at the American Red Cross. Teamsters have represented health care workers for decades, in particular nurses during World War II.
Health Care Video Gallery
Teamster nurses with Local 690 are fighting for a fair first contract at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. In this podcast, we hear from Local 690 leaders Val Holstrom and Larry Kroetch on the status of negotiations for these critical health care workers.
Thank you to health care workers who are there for patients every day, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, Michigan health care workers with Local 332 share their stories, talk about their fight for PPE, and show their unity. They’ve raised and continue to raise their voices as Teamsters with the support of their local union to win the protections they deserve!
Teamster health care workers who’ve been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to receive the vaccine, including Nidal Rafeedie. Nidal is a respiratory therapist at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California, and a Trustee on the Teamsters Local 1932 Executive Board. Thank you, Nidal, and all of our Teamster brothers and sisters who are frontline health care workers!
Health care workers, including nurses, are winning union power through joining the Teamsters! Watch this video message from Katie Langenstrass, pediatric nurse and Executive Director of Teamsters Local 1699/UNOCH in San Diego, California, to hear why she and her coworkers affiliated with the Teamsters.