January 25th, 2019

Kaiser CEO portrayed as mental health leader in Davos

Davos, Switzerland is apparently a place surrounded by tall mountains and tall tales. Just one month after Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians went on strike across California demanding that Kaiser address severe staffing shortages and dangerously long waits for therapy appointments, Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson jetted to Davos, Switzerland where he touted the USA’s largest […]

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

Marin General picket builds worker solidarity to fight takeaway

How do you know when you have a successful informational picket? When you represent 65 radiological technologists at a hospital, but bring out more than 125 workers all marching in solidarity. That was the scene on Dec. 19 outside Marin General Hospital where employees represented by the California Nurses Association, Teamsters and Stationary Engineers, Local […]

December 20th, 2018

News of the Month: December 2018

Our Kaiser strike generated 787 television news reports and well over 100 print and web stories. Here are reports from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, KTVU, USA Today, KQED and the Los Angeles Times. Several newspapers including the Bakersfield Californian and the San Jose Mercury News also printed opinion pieces by our members: Becker’s Hospital […]