June 28th, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians to strike July 10 over chronic understaffing

Citing a growing child mental health crisis at their clinic, dozens of Kaiser therapists authorized a one-day strike if the HMO refuses to boost staffing in order to reduce intolerable appointment wait times and end overcrowding of group therapy sessions. The strike will be held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at […]


June 23rd, 2019

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

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 […]


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 31st, 2019

Kaiser workers authorize strike, win support of Berkeley Council

June is shaping up to be a critical month for the 4,000 Kaiser mental health workers and health care professionals who have been without a contract since September. More than 80 percent of Kaiser psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists and psychiatric nurses authorized an open-ended strike which could begin in June. With negotiations […]