June 7th, 2019

RAMS workers win first contract after long struggle

NUHW-represented workers Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. voted overwhelmingly this month to ratify their first contract after more than a year of negotiations. The 18-month pact includes an average wage increase of 14 percent, retroactive to July 1, 2018 for the 125 mental health professionals at the San Francisco nonprofit. The workers will also get additional […]

June 3rd, 2019

May 2019 Pulse

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members have picketed for fair wages, fought illegal takeaways, pressured Kaiser to fix its mental health care system, made national news protesting a Joe Biden fundraiser at the home of a Kaiser board member and settled multiple contracts. Check out the […]

June 2nd, 2019

California Democratic Party passes resolution calling on Kaiser to improve its mental health services

The California Democratic Party passed a resolution Sunday, June 2, calling on Kaiser Permanente to achieve “full parity for mental health patients” by “boosting clinician staffing to levels sufficient to ensure timely access to appropriate care” and providing “Kaiser’s mental health clinicians with the same raises and benefits enjoyed by all other members of Kaiser’s […]

June 2nd, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians to strike over patient access to care

UPDATE 6/9/19:  Following progress at the bargaining table, the member-led bargaining teams representing 4,000 Kaiser mental health clinicians and healthcare professionals throughout California voted unanimously Sunday to call off an open-ended strike scheduled to begin Tuesday. In calling off the strike, the clinicians are accepting the challenge put forth Friday by Senate President Pro Tempore […]

May 31st, 2019

Kaiser workers authorize strike, win support of Berkeley Council

June is shaping up to be a critical month for the 4,000 Kaiser mental health workers and health care professionals who have been without a contract since September. More than 80 percent of Kaiser psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists and psychiatric nurses authorized an open-ended strike which could begin in June. With negotiations […]