December 5th, 2019

Press release: 4,000 Mental health clinicians to strike Kaiser Permanente facilities across California for five days beginning Monday, December 16

Strike had been postponed following last month’s sudden passing of Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson Four thousand psychologists, therapists, psychiatric nurses and other healthcare professionals are striking Kaiser Permanente facilities across California Dec. 16 – 20 to demand that the HMO demonstrate good faith and fix its broken mental health system that leaves patients waiting months […]

November 26th, 2019

CalPERS’ Pension and Health Benefits Committee holds hearing on Kaiser mental health system

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the California Public Employees Retirement System took an important step toward holding Kaiser Permanente accountable for providing timely, adequate mental health services and the Department of Managed Health Care accountable for making sure Kaiser complies with the state’s Mental Health Parity Act. Acting on the recommendation of State Controller Betty Yee […]

November 10th, 2019

Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians postpone 5-day statewide strike following the death of Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson

Four thousand psychologists, mental health therapists and other medical professionals at Kaiser Permanente have postponed a five-day strike that was to set begin Monday in deference to the passing of Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson on Sunday. After learning of Tyson’s death, 170 member-leaders of the National Union of Healthcare Workers convened a call and voted […]

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 […]

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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 […]