March 1st, 2019

Kaiser mental health workers continue advocating for patients

While contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente inch forward, NUHW members this month the fight directly to Kaiser executives. On Feb. 2, Kaiser mental health clinicians leafleted a speech to retired doctors by The Permanente Medical Group CEO Richard Isaacs during a luncheon at an Oakland country club. The clinicians talked to doctors while handing out […]

December 21st, 2018

NUHW members put pressure on Kaiser with statewide strike

Four thousand NUHW members staged a five-day strike this month, putting intense pressure on Kaiser Permanente to settle a contract that treats its workers fairly and provides patients better access to mental health treatment. Strikers included psychologists, social workers, therapists, psychiatric nurses, addiction medicine specialists, dietitians, audiologists and health educators as well as nurses and […]

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

Press release: 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, […]