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 […]


March 29th, 2019

NUHW wins four organizing elections

In four separate elections, more than 120 healthcare workers voted to join NUHW. The elections expand our growing presence at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California and Marin General Hospital, where our members have already won strong contracts for our members. At USC, our newest members include technicians at a sleep disorder center, […]


March 28th, 2019

News of the month — March 2019

Seong Brown, who spoke at our mental health forum and attended our Kaiser strike rally in San Francisco, talked about her daughter’s struggle to get care from Kaiser and subsequent suicide, in a story by CalMatters. The story has also appeared in the SF Chronicle. Rachel Smith, who’s son died by suicide four days before […]


March 28th, 2019

NUHW leader shares Kaiser strike insights during International Working Women’s Day panel

Following a year marked by worker strikes in female-dominated fields including mental health care, NUHW Vice President Elizabeth White reflected on December’s Kaiser strike as part of a panel discussion for International Working Women’s Day. White, a Kaiser psychiatric social worker, joined union leaders from UNITE HERE and UTLA, to talk about their recent strikes […]


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March 15th, 2019

Kaiser still in denial over patient suicides

by Sal Rosselli NUHW President Seong and David Brown have lived every parents’ nightmare. One summer, their brilliant, beautiful teenage daughter, Elizabeth, returned home from college and confided that she was having panic attacks and cutting herself. Their nightmare only got worse when they tried to get Elizabeth mental health therapy from their HMO, Kaiser […]