October 21st, 2019

Kaiser therapists take to the streets to protest HMO’s failure to provide mental health services

Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, and social workers took to the streets Saturday, October 19 to protest Kaiser’s chronic failure to provide its patients with timely access to mental health care. The mental health clinicians, along with patients and community allies, gathered at Kaiser’s corporate headquarters in Oakland before marching down Grand Avenue to the eastern […]

October 1st, 2019

Alameda County Supervisors declare solidarity with Kaiser Permanente clinicians fighting for mental health parity

  The Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring its “strong support” for establishing “full parity for mental health patients and clinicians at Kaiser Permanente.” The resolution, which also expresses solidarity with Kaiser clinicians “in their fight to settle a fair contract,” was passed two weeks after Kaiser withdrew a proposed […]

September 27th, 2019

NUHW members endorse Warren, Sanders for president

After NUHW members across California and Hawaii cast their ballots for our union’s presidential endorsement, NUHW Executive Board members chose to endorse the top two vote-getters: Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. With members able to vote for up to three candidates, Warren appeared on 61 percent of ballots cast by NUHW members and Sanders […]

September 26th, 2019

Press release: NUHW members endorse Warren, Sanders for president

Statewide Vote by Key California Union Delivers Presidential Endorsement to Senators Warren and Sanders Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers from across California voted to endorse the two progressive leaders. NUHW’s executive board voted to provide resources and grassroots support to both campaigns. Harris and Biden finished third and fourth in balloting by […]

July 18th, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians take patient care struggle to LA Metro trains

LOS ANGELES — The National Union of Healthcare Workers began running advertisements this week on LA Metro trains calling attention to long waits Kaiser Permanente patients must endure for mental health therapy appointments. The HMO is under state-ordered outside monitoring of its mental health services after three consecutive state surveys found that it failed to […]