January 7th, 2019

Chronology: Kaiser Permanente’s Mental Health Crisis

Kaiser Permanente has a shameful history of denying its patients timely access to mental health care. Because clinics are chronically understaffed, patients have to wait a month or more for therapy appointments. As a result, many patients pay out-of-pocket for the care they need, or give up on getting help altogether. Those who persist are […]

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January 4th, 2019

LA Teacher Support Petition

We stand with teachers! As healthcare workers, we know that caring for our patients sometimes means protecting them by fighting back against corporate greed. Now teachers in Los Angeles are fighting for smaller class sizes and to protect public education. As NUHW members, we support their fight! Many of us were inspired by the example […]

December 28th, 2018

NUHW Pulse – December 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members staged a five-day statewide strike of Kaiser Permanente, received an award for our work in Orange County and staged a successful picket to fight takeaways at Marin General Hospital. Our actions in December capped off a busy and exciting year […]

December 21st, 2018

NUHW members put pressure on Kaiser with statewide strike

Four thousand NUHW members staged a five-day strike this month, putting intense pressure on Kaiser Permanente to settle a contract that treats its workers fairly and provides patients better access to mental health treatment. Strikers included psychologists, social workers, therapists, psychiatric nurses, addiction medicine specialists, dietitians, audiologists and health educators as well as nurses and […]

December 21st, 2018

NUHW wins award for work in Orange County

NUHW was honored this month by Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development. OCCORD is one of Orange County’s leading progressive organizations. Its members participated in our labor actions this year that resulted in big raises for workers at West Anaheim Medical Center, Kindred Brea and Westminster hospitals, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Los Alamitos […]