May 10th, 2019

Press Release: New TV commercial running in Bay Area market blasts Kaiser Permanente’s shameful record on mental health care

Emeryville – The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) released a new commercial Friday running on cable television in the Bay Area that calls attention to Kaiser Permanente’s repeated violations of mental health access laws. Some of the giant HMO’s patients can wait months to see their therapists, according to state investigators and Kaiser’s own mental […]


April 24th, 2019

Press Release: Therapists to strike Kaiser mental health clinic where patients wait up to 4 months for appointments

  Kaiser Permanente mental health therapists to strike Pasadena clinic Striking therapists to protest their patients having to wait up to four months for appointments   Los Angeles – Mental health therapists on Tuesday announced a one-day strike at Kaiser’s Pasadena clinic to protest severe understaffing that has forced their patients — many of whom […]


March 28th, 2019

NUHW leader shares Kaiser strike insights during International Working Women’s Day panel

Following a year marked by worker strikes in female-dominated fields including mental health care, NUHW Vice President Elizabeth White reflected on December’s Kaiser strike as part of a panel discussion for International Working Women’s Day. White, a Kaiser psychiatric social worker, joined union leaders from UNITE HERE and UTLA, to talk about their recent strikes […]


March 1st, 2019

Kaiser mental health workers continue advocating for patients

While contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente inch forward, NUHW members this month the fight directly to Kaiser executives. On Feb. 2, Kaiser mental health clinicians leafleted a speech to retired doctors by The Permanente Medical Group CEO Richard Isaacs during a luncheon at an Oakland country club. The clinicians talked to doctors while handing out […]


February 11th, 2019

Kaiser members revamp website, reach out to patients

On the heels of the largest mental health strike in U.S. history, we are revamping our KaiserDontDeny.org website to highlight the plight of Kaiser members who suffered when they or their loved ones could not get the mental health therapy they needed. Here is a portion of what Shirlee Zane, a Sonoma County Supervisor, wrote […]