Mental Health Clinicians establish round-the-clock vigils

POSTED ON October 31st, 2019

In an escalation of their campaign to force Kaiser Permanente to fix its broken mental health system, Kaiser clinicians established an ongoing presence outside Kaiser’s corporate headquarters in Oakland and the Los Angeles Medical Center.  Clinicians staked their claim to both locations in mid-October by unveiling 60-foot-long monuments that are adorned with some of the […]

Kaiser clinicians stage mental health march in Oakland

POSTED ON October 31st, 2019

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 […]

Mental health clinicians strike; Kaiser locks them out of headquarters

POSTED ON October 31st, 2019

With a Kaiser mental health clinicians preparing for a 5-day statewide strike beginning Nov. 11, caregivers at clinics in Simi Valley and Lomita held a separate strike in October to demand that Kaiser provide them with the same retirement benefits as nearly all other employees. “Every Kaiser employee at my clinic has a pension, except […]

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

POSTED ON October 21st, 2019

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 […]

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

POSTED ON October 1st, 2019

  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 […]