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August 2nd, 2019

Press Release: Caregivers to speak out against Napa County hospital merger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2019 Contact: Matthew Artz, 510-435-8035, martz@nuhw.org Caregivers at Queen of the Valley Medical Center will join community members in demanding further review of a proposed hospital merger that would reduce available medical care in Napa County. WHAT: Public hearing on Providence St. Joseph/Adventist Health West merger WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, […]

July 30th, 2019

Remembering Eloise Reese-Burns, a champion for patients and caregivers

Eloise Reese-Burns, who devoted her life to caring for her patients and standing up for her coworkers, died this month following complications from a stroke. She was 80. Reese-Burns was a longstanding member of NUHW’s executive board and one of the longest-tenured health care workers in California. She started working as a nursing assistant at […]

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July 18th, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians take patient care struggle to LA Metro trains

LOS ANGELES — The National Union of Healthcare Workers began running advertisements this week on LA Metro trains calling attention to long waits Kaiser Permanente patients must endure for mental health therapy appointments. The HMO is under state-ordered outside monitoring of its mental health services after three consecutive state surveys found that it failed to […]

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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 […]

July 11th, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians reject contract proposals; call for immediate resumption of bargaining

Approximately 4,000 mental health clinicians and other medical professionals who work at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California, have resoundingly rejected Kaiser’s contract offers. In voting that took place at more than 100 Kaiser medical locations statewide over the past three weeks, 88 percent of workers voted against the contracts, in a strong demonstration of support […]