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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 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

May 19th, 2019

Santa Cruz drug rehabilitation workers take center stage at film festival

As Santa Cruz grapples with a drug addiction crisis, frontline caregivers at the county’s largest addiction treatment provider are struggling to survive on poverty wages. On April 30, several drug treatment workers at Janus of Santa Cruz shared their stories of overcoming addiction and dedicating their lives to help others do the same while struggling […]