Press Release: Kaiser Permanente patients and caregivers outraged over secret $295 million Thrive City naming rights deal

POSTED ON June 23rd, 2019

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente caregivers and patients as well as community leaders were stunned to read a report in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that the nonprofit HMO is paying the Golden State Warriors up to $295,580,000 to brand the neighborhood outside the team’s new arena “Thrive City.” Kaiser announced the naming rights deal last […]

Kaiser chooses gleaming new office tower over mental health care

POSTED ON June 21st, 2019

By Clement Papazian and Miranda Buxton This op-ed was originally published on Medium. As Kaiser Permanente caregivers, we have ideas about how Kaiser can better serve our patients — and a $900 million new office tower certainly is not on our list. News reports about the planned 29-story building dwelled on its size and future tax […]

Kaiser mental health clinicians call off open-ended strike amid recent progress in negotiations

POSTED ON June 9th, 2019

Statewide strike of 4,000 Kaiser psychologists, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals had been scheduled to start Tuesday Following progress at the bargaining table in recent weeks, the member-led bargaining teams representing 4,000 Kaiser mental health clinicians and healthcare professionals throughout California voted unanimously Sunday to call off an open-ended strike scheduled to […]

Kaiser mental health strike – CALLED OFF

POSTED ON June 9th, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians call off open-ended strike amid recent progress in negotiations

California Democratic Party passes resolution calling on Kaiser to improve its mental health services

POSTED ON June 2nd, 2019

The California Democratic Party passed a resolution Sunday, June 2, calling on Kaiser Permanente to achieve “full parity for mental health patients” by “boosting clinician staffing to levels sufficient to ensure timely access to appropriate care” and providing “Kaiser’s mental health clinicians with the same raises and benefits enjoyed by all other members of Kaiser’s […]