December 6th, 2019

Press release: Trump NLRB orders Queen of the Valley Medical Center to recognize union

The National Labor Relations Board has affirmed a federal judge’s ruling that Queen of the Valley Medical Center illegally withdrew recognition of an employee union and denied more than 400 caregivers their right to union representation. A three-member panel of the labor board — two of whom were appointed by President Trump — found that […]

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 20th, 2019

Providence St. Joseph workers on strike

Hospital workers went strike Wednesday, November 20, against Providence St. Joseph hospitals in Northern California, demanding contracts that ensure safe staffing and require the health care giant to invest its massive profits into its workforce and the communities it serves. While Providence St. Joseph, the nation’s third largest nonprofit hospital system, generates annual net revenues […]

November 11th, 2019

Strike cancellation coverage amid Kaiser CEO’s passing

Several major news outlets in California reported on the cancellation of our strike following the sudden death of Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson. These stories included our perspective on Kaiser’s failure to treat mental health care with the same commitment as its other services.  Here is an excerpt from a story on Tyson’s passing in the […]

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 […]