Chronology: Kaiser Permanente’s Mental Health Crisis

POSTED ON January 7th, 2019

Kaiser Permanente has a shameful history of denying its patients timely access to mental health care. Because clinics are chronically understaffed, patients have to wait a month or more for therapy appointments. As a result, many patients pay out-of-pocket for the care they need, or give up on getting help altogether. Those who persist are […]

NUHW members put pressure on Kaiser with statewide strike

POSTED ON December 21st, 2018

Four thousand NUHW members staged a five-day strike this month, putting intense pressure on Kaiser Permanente to settle a contract that treats its workers fairly and provides patients better access to mental health treatment. Strikers included psychologists, social workers, therapists, psychiatric nurses, addiction medicine specialists, dietitians, audiologists and health educators as well as nurses and […]

News of the Month: December 2018

POSTED ON December 20th, 2018

Our Kaiser strike generated 787 television news reports and well over 100 print and web stories. Here are reports from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, KTVU, USA Today, KQED and the Los Angeles Times. Several newspapers including the Bakersfield Californian and the San Jose Mercury News also printed opinion pieces by our members: Becker’s Hospital […]

Kaiser Statewide Strike Dates and Locations

POSTED ON November 30th, 2018

December 10-14, Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians represented by NUHW will hold a strike at Kaiser facilities across California. Four-thousand psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and addiction medicine specialists — along with other medical professionals — will stage pickets outside dozens of facilities from San Diego to Sacramento. Kaiser has a long history of […]

Press release: Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Clinicians in California Announce 5-day Strike to begin Dec. 10

POSTED ON November 29th, 2018

Four Thousand Caregivers to Protest over the Quality of Mental Health Care. Strike will Affect more than 100 Kaiser Clinics and Medical Facilities Emeryville – The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) filed notice with state authorities today that mental health clinicians represented by the union will hold a strike at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California Dec. […]