June 2nd, 2019

California Democratic Party passes resolution calling on Kaiser to improve its mental health services

The California Democratic Party passed a resolution Sunday, June 2, calling on Kaiser Permanente to achieve “full parity for mental health patients” by “boosting clinician staffing to levels sufficient to ensure timely access to appropriate care” and providing “Kaiser’s mental health clinicians with the same raises and benefits enjoyed by all other members of Kaiser’s […]

June 2nd, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians to strike over patient access to care

UPDATE 6/9/19:  Following progress at the bargaining table, 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 begin Tuesday. In calling off the strike, the clinicians are accepting the challenge put forth Friday by Senate President Pro Tempore […]

May 31st, 2019

Kaiser workers authorize strike, win support of Berkeley Council

June is shaping up to be a critical month for the 4,000 Kaiser mental health workers and health care professionals who have been without a contract since September. More than 80 percent of Kaiser psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists and psychiatric nurses authorized an open-ended strike which could begin in June. With negotiations […]

May 29th, 2019

Press Release: Berkeley City Council passes resolution calling on Kaiser to improve mental health care

The Berkeley City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling on Kaiser Permanente to achieve “full parity for mental health patients.” The resolution, introduced by Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Councilmembers Kate Harrison, Cheryl Davila and Rigel Robinson, urges Kaiser to sufficiently staff its mental health clinics to reduce wait times ranging from one-to-four months for […]

May 22nd, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians authorize open-ended statewide strike

Four thousand caregivers prepare to strike more than 100 Kaiser clinics and medical facilities across California over the need to improve patient access to mental health care More than 80 percent of Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, social workers and psychiatric nurses in California have signed petitions authorizing an open-ended strike that could begin in June […]