June 21st, 2019

Kaiser chooses gleaming new office tower over mental health care

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 […]


June 18th, 2019

Kaiser contract vote information

NUHW-represented Kaiser workers are voting on Kaiser’s “best” offer. The elected bargaining committees for each of the three units — IBHS, Psych-Social, and Healthcare Professionals — believe that Kaiser’s proposals do not go nearly far enough to address our core demands: Achieving parity in wages and benefits with other Kaiser employees; meaningfully addressing staffing, access, […]


May 30th, 2019

NUHW members protest at private Biden fundraiser hosted by Kaiser board member

NUHW-represented mental health clinicians protested a May 8 fundraiser for Joe Biden at the Los Angeles home of Cynthia Telles, who is the only mental health professional on Kaiser’s board of directors. Telles, a licensed psychologist and prominent Democratic fundraiser, has been paid nearly $3 million since 2003 to serve as the only mental health […]


May 22nd, 2019

SF Supervisor urges Kaiser to fix its mental health services

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen knows first-hand that Kaiser its failing too many of its mental health patients. In a May 22 op-ed published in the San Francisco Examiner, she revealed having to intervene on behalf of her friend’s 14-year-old child, who had been expressing thoughts of suicide and was told the first availability to see […]


March 29th, 2019

Elected officials back fight for better Kaiser mental health care

We have seen growing political support for our campaign to win a contract that improves Kaiser mental health services. Dozens of state senators, assembly persons, members of city councils and county Boards of Supervisors have written Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson recently urging him to bargain in good faith for a contract that treats clinicians fairly […]