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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 […]

June 23rd, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser Permanente patients and caregivers outraged over secret $295 million Thrive City naming rights deal

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente caregivers and patients as well as community leaders were stunned to read a report in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that the nonprofit HMO is paying the Golden State Warriors up to $295,580,000 to brand the neighborhood outside the team’s new arena “Thrive City.” Kaiser announced the naming rights deal last […]

May 31st, 2019

Janus of Santa Cruz workers and community allies picket for fair wages

Dozens of  workers and community allies picketed Santa Cruz County’s largest non-profit drug rehabilitation center picketed Thursday to protest low pay that has resulted in massive worker turnover and growing waits for patients to access the center’s drug rehabilitation services. The picket was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, KION and Univsion. In the 18 […]

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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 […]

March 29th, 2019

Marin General workers win big raises

In a victory for workers and patients at Marin General Hospital, more than 60 imaging technologists, who staged a one-day strike last month, unanimously ratified a five-year contract Thursday that will raise average wages by more than 30 percent over the length of the contract. One day after the ratification vote, we won an election […]