December 12th, 2018

Kaiser Mental Health Strike: Day 3

Wednesday, December 12 Another day on the picket lines, fighting for workers’ rights and patient care. We staged 14 pickets throughout California: Fresno, Richmond, Roseville, San Leandro, San Rafael, Santa Clara, South San Francisco, Stockton, Vallejo, and Walnut Creek in the north; Anaheim, Riverside, San Diego, and West Los Angeles in the south. We were joined again […]

December 11th, 2018

Kaiser Mental Health Strike: Day 2

Tuesday, December 11 Today we staged 10 picket lines throughout California. NUHW members marched in Oakland, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Fresno, Modesto, Los Angeles (Downey Medical Center), San Diego, Ontario, and Santa Ana. We were joined by friends and supporters from the California Nurses Association and other unions, as well as Kaiser mental health patients and their families. […]

December 10th, 2018

Kaiser Mental Health Strike: Day 1

Monday, December 10 Today was Day 1 of our statewide Kaiser mental health strike. Four thousand of us — psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, addiction medicine specialists, as well as dietitians, audiologists, speech pathologists, health educators, optical workers, and others — set up  picket lines in front of eight Kaiser facilities throughout California today. […]

December 6th, 2018

Statewide Strike Questions and Answers

Why are NUHW members going on strike? Four-thousand NUHW members at Kaiser Permanente are going on strike from December 10 at 6:00 a.m. through December 15 at 6:00 a.m. to protest Kaiser’s refusal to bargain in good faith toward a fair contract. To date, Kaiser has refused to ensure that our hospitals and clinics are […]

November 30th, 2018

News of the Month — November

An analysis conducted for The New York Times showed that hospital mergers essentially banished competition and raised prices for hospital admissions in most cases, according to an examination of 25 metropolitan areas with the highest rate of consolidation from 2010 through 2013, a peak period for mergers. The analysis showed that the price of an […]