May 29th, 2019

Press Release: Berkeley City Council passes resolution calling on Kaiser to improve mental health care

The Berkeley City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling on Kaiser Permanente to achieve “full parity for mental health patients.” The resolution, introduced by Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Councilmembers Kate Harrison, Cheryl Davila and Rigel Robinson, urges Kaiser to sufficiently staff its mental health clinics to reduce wait times ranging from one-to-four months for […]

May 22nd, 2019

SF Supervisor urges Kaiser to fix its mental health services

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen knows first-hand that Kaiser its failing too many of its mental health patients. In a May 22 op-ed published in the San Francisco Examiner, she revealed having to intervene on behalf of her friend’s 14-year-old child, who had been expressing thoughts of suicide and was told the first availability to see […]

May 22nd, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians authorize open-ended statewide strike

Four thousand caregivers prepare to strike more than 100 Kaiser clinics and medical facilities across California over the need to improve patient access to mental health care More than 80 percent of Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, social workers and psychiatric nurses in California have signed petitions authorizing an open-ended strike that could begin in June […]

May 19th, 2019

Santa Cruz drug rehabilitation workers take center stage at film festival

As Santa Cruz grapples with a drug addiction crisis, frontline caregivers at the county’s largest addiction treatment provider are struggling to survive on poverty wages. On April 30, several drug treatment workers at Janus of Santa Cruz shared their stories of overcoming addiction and dedicating their lives to help others do the same while struggling […]

May 19th, 2019

USC Norris workers protest illegal wage theft

More than 200 University of Southern California Workers picketed Wednesday, May 15 to protest the university’s sudden elimination of nine paid holidays in violation of their union contract. The new policy, which went into effect in February, will cost 140 nursing assistants, housekeepers, medical technicians and other workers a combined $300,000 per year in lost […]