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June 18th, 2015

Healthcare workers call on Attorney General, state regulators to issue injunction to block California Hospital Association’s whistleblower gag clause

Healthcare workers call on Attorney General, state regulators to issue injunction to block California Hospital Association’s whistleblower gag clause Secret agreement with state’s largest healthcare labor union bars caregivers from reporting patient-care violations to government agencies, media Previously unreleased “Code of Conduct” has far-reaching ramifications for California healthcare consumers EMERYVILLE — The National Union of […]


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June 8th, 2015

Kaiser rewards complicit unions with “hush money,” retaliates against workers and advocates who expose violations of state law and poor patient care

Press release, June 8, 2015 Kaiser rewards complicit unions with “hush money,” retaliates against workers and their advocates who expose violations of state law and poor patient care EMERYVILLE — Over the weekend, California’s largest healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente, settled a contract with unions that comprise its Labor–Management Partnership (LMP). The new agreement includes wage […]


June 4th, 2015

LaborNotes: Will Kaiser’s Labor Partnership Crack?

Earlier this04 week, LaborNotes posed the question: “Will Kaiser’s Labor Partnership Crack?” The Labor–Management Partnership has been co-opted by Kaiser and SEIU–UHW to the detriment of the workforce. From LaborNotes: Sophia Simms Walker, a ward clerk/transcriber in Labor and Delivery who’s put in 26 years at Kaiser, served on SEIU–UHW’s bargaining committee last time around. The […]


May 18th, 2015

Kaiser mental health clinicians protest retaliation against whistleblowers

Kaiser mental health clinicians picketed and leafleted at Kaiser facilities throughout California May 11–15 to protest the HMO’s retaliation against whistleblowers who have brought public attention to Kaiser’s pattern of unlawful delays in providing mental health care. Clinicians demanded that Kaiser reinstate wrongfully terminated Fremont psychologist Dr. Alex Wang, who had been targeted by Kaiser […]


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April 22nd, 2015

Kaiser Optical: The facts about Kaiser’s final offer

Connie Wilson’s most recent letter to Optical workers is absurd. She states that an Optical proposal was made “in error by Kaiser Permanente on February 17” and that the proposal was “flawed.” This is the same proposal that Kaiser has been making over and over again to the Optical bargaining committee since 2012. (See timeline […]