April 30th, 2019

Dominican workers win first contract

After more than a year of negotiations, NUHW-represented professionals at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz agreed to a first contract that will address longstanding wage inequities and help protect jobs from being subcontracted. The contract will cover 120 workers at the Santa Cruz hospital, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists, registered dietitians, and […]

April 30th, 2019

Patients, clinicians and community leaders pressure Kaiser into meeting with CEO

For all its talk about launching a mental health revolution, Kaiser Permanente showed its true colors recently when it locked its own members out of its corporate offices in Oakland. On April 17, Kaiser patients, clinicians, and community leaders came together with the goal of helping the HMO truly become a national model for mental […]

April 30th, 2019

SF Supervisors approve mental health resolution as political pressure builds against Kaiser

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday, April 23, calling on Kaiser Permanente to achieve “full parity for mental health patients.” The resolution, introduced by Supervisor Hillary Ronen, also calls on Kaiser to sufficiently staff mental health clinics to reduce lengthy appointment wait times; limit wait times to no more than […]

April 30th, 2019

News of the Month — April 2019

Several outlets including Beckers reported on our advertising campaign against Kaiser in Washington, D.C. A bankruptcy judge last week approved the $610 million sale of four hospitals, including two in San Mateo County, that are owned by the bankrupt nonprofit Verity Health System. The San Jose Mercury News reported that Seton Medical Center in Daly […]

April 26th, 2019

Former NUHW steward who helped lead Kaiser fight wins prestigious psychology award

A former NUHW steward and leader in the fight to improve mental health care at Kaiser Permanente has received a major award from the California Psychological Association (CPA). Dr. Andris Skuja received the Sallie Hildebrandt Award for Distinguished Service to the Psychology Profession at the organization’s annual convention this month in Long Beach. “In his […]