May 10th, 2019

Press Release: New TV commercial running in Bay Area market blasts Kaiser Permanente’s shameful record on mental health care

Emeryville – The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) released a new commercial Friday running on cable television in the Bay Area that calls attention to Kaiser Permanente’s repeated violations of mental health access laws. Some of the giant HMO’s patients can wait months to see their therapists, according to state investigators and Kaiser’s own mental […]

May 8th, 2019

Mental health therapists to protest Biden fundraiser at Los Angeles home of Kaiser Permanente board member

Mental health therapists to protest Biden fundraiser Wednesday at Los Angeles home of Kaiser Permanente board member LOS ANGELES — In his first fundraising trip to Los Angeles since launching his presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden will be confronted by Kaiser Permanente psychologists, social workers, therapists and psychiatric nurses Wednesday outside the home […]

May 3rd, 2019

April 2019 Pulse

Welcome to the April 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW members have taken several actions to compel Kaiser to improve its mental health care, received coveted awards, won a first contract at Dominican hospital, released a series of videos in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month and stood united with members […]

May 3rd, 2019

Mental health clinicians at Emeryville nonprofit join NUHW

NUHW further cemented itself as the nation’s leading mental health union Wednesday, when workers at the Ann Martin Center in Emeryville voted overwhelmingly to join. The center is a nonprofit that has an outpatient clinic, offers several programs and contracts with the Oakland Unified School District to provide mental health counseling in city schools. Workers […]

May 1st, 2019

NUHW members participate in dietitian conference

NUHW has a strong presence at the California Dietetic Association’s annual conference at the Riverside Convention Center from April 11 to 13. With approximately 500 registered dietitians in attendance, NUHW members Karen Garcia, Erin Lehman and Turusew Gedebu-Wilson had a booth where they raised awareness about our accomplishments and discussed the benefits of organizing for […]