December 16th, 2019

Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians begin statewide strike at 6 a.m. today

Five-day action by 4,000 Kaiser caregivers will potentially shut down mental health services at more than 100 Kaiser facilities across California Thousands of Kaiser Permanente psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other healthcare professionals are streaming to picket lines Monday to begin a five-day strike to demand that Kaiser demonstrate good faith and fix its […]

December 13th, 2019

Press release: Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians to kick-off 5-day strike Monday throughout California

Despite repeated violations of California Mental Health Parity Act, Kaiser has rejected proposals to improve access to care Four thousand psychologists, therapists, psychiatric nurses, and other healthcare professionals are striking Kaiser Permanente facilities across California December 16–20 to demand that the HMO demonstrate good faith and fix its broken mental health system that leaves patients […]

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 [See the December 16 press release here.] 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 […]

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 […]