November 29th, 2018

Press release: Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Clinicians in California Announce 5-day Strike to begin Dec. 10

Four Thousand Caregivers to Protest over the Quality of Mental Health Care. Strike will Affect more than 100 Kaiser Clinics and Medical Facilities Emeryville – The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) filed notice with state authorities today that mental health clinicians represented by the union will hold a strike at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California Dec. […]

November 20th, 2018

Kaiser mental health clinicians authorize 5-day statewide strike

Approximately 4,000 caregivers are prepared to strike more than 100 Kaiser clinics and medical facilities across California to settle a contract that improves access to mental health care. Seven years after exposing Kaiser Permanente’s failure to provide timely access to mental health care in violation of state law, Kaiser mental health clinicians are preparing to hold […]

September 27th, 2018

Kaiser professionals fighting for better patient care

Kaiser Permanente is making little effort to settle a contract with more than 4,000 of its caregivers. The contract for these union-represented healthcare professionals expires September 30, yet during three months and 28 bargaining sessions, Kaiser has not offered a meaningful response to its employees’ concerns regarding staffing, patient access to appointments, or work-life balance, […]

August 30th, 2018

SEIU-UHW President still an abusive bully

By Clement Papazian When my fellow Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians and I left SEIU-UHW in 2010, people asked why we cut ties with such a big, powerful union. After having seen SEIU spend the previous year sacking our locally elected leaders and putting outsiders like Dave Regan in charge, the answer was simple: A […]

July 30th, 2018

Kaiser clinicians in Hawaii request to join NUHW

With bargaining underway with Kaiser, our struggle to improve mental health care is continuing to inspire behavioral health clinicians. Most recently, 33 mental health workers at Kaiser Hawaii issued a July 20 letter to Kaiser asking that they recognize their decision to join NUHW. This would be our first mental health bargaining unit outside California […]