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July 16th, 2019

Press Release: Mental health therapists launch digital ad campaign, pressuring Kaiser Permanente to provide timely mental health care

Mental health therapists launch digital ad campaign, pressuring Kaiser Permanente to provide timely mental health care One week after rejecting inadequate contract proposals from Kaiser Permanente that failed to address the desperate struggle patients face in accessing mental health care, Kaiser caregivers are rolling out a digital advertising campaign calling on Californians to demand Kaiser […]

June 23rd, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser Permanente patients and caregivers outraged over secret $295 million Thrive City naming rights deal

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente caregivers and patients as well as community leaders were stunned to read a report in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that the nonprofit HMO is paying the Golden State Warriors up to $295,580,000 to brand the neighborhood outside the team’s new arena “Thrive City.” Kaiser announced the naming rights deal last […]

June 21st, 2019

Kaiser chooses gleaming new office tower over mental health care

By Clement Papazian and Miranda Buxton This op-ed was originally published on Medium. As Kaiser Permanente caregivers, we have ideas about how Kaiser can better serve our patients — and a $900 million new office tower certainly is not on our list. News reports about the planned 29-story building dwelled on its size and future tax […]

June 9th, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians call off open-ended strike amid recent progress in negotiations

Statewide strike of 4,000 Kaiser psychologists, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals had been scheduled to start Tuesday Following progress at the bargaining table in recent weeks, the member-led bargaining teams representing 4,000 Kaiser mental health clinicians and healthcare professionals throughout California voted unanimously Sunday to call off an open-ended strike scheduled to […]

June 9th, 2019

Kaiser mental health strike – CALLED OFF

Kaiser mental health clinicians call off open-ended strike amid recent progress in negotiations