January 13th, 2022

Mental health therapists at Kaiser Permanente to strike on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Mental health therapists at Kaiser Permanente to strike on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day  Therapists are striking to protest Kaiser breaking its promise to make MLK Day a paid holiday in 2022 and to demand that Kaiser take action to provide culturally-responsive mental health care to communities of color All strike activity will take […]

October 28th, 2021

Kaiser clinicians authorize strike in Northern California and Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists and social workers in Northern California and Hawaii voted overwhelmingly in October to authorize a strike in response to the HMO’s rejection of its proposals to improve access to mental health care.  The NUHW-represented clinicians have not submitted a formal strike notice to Kaiser, and no strike date has been set. […]

October 27th, 2021

NUHW wins two organizing drives in Northern California

NUHW is continuing to grow with organizing victories this month at the Sutter Psychiatry Center in Sacramento and Seton Medical Center in Daly City. The more than 150 workers joining NUHW at the Sacramento psychiatric hospital include social workers, case managers and therapists as well as patient support specialists, housekeepers and food service workers. Workers […]

September 29th, 2021

NUHW’s mental health parity bill awaits governor’s signature

NUHW-represented mental health clinicians and mental health advocates aren’t taking anything for granted when it comes to a bill they have worked hard to get to Governor Newsom’s desk. Just one week after the State Senate and Assembly passed SB 221 with overwhelming bipartisan majorities earlier this month, NUHW-members are spearheading an email campaign urging […]

August 30th, 2021

Members at Kindred Hospital Bay Area settle contract following info picket vote

Nurses and respiratory therapists at Kindred Hospital Bay Area in San Leandro settled a contract just days before an informational picket was scheduled to take place. The contract includes 9 percent raises over two years for registered nurses, respiratory technicians, and respiratory care practitioners; and 7.5 percent raises for other job classifications. Workers also won […]