Brennen Smith had to wait 29 days for his first Kaiser Permanente mental health appointment. It took him five minutes to buy a shotgun and kill himself four days before the appointment. Find out how his mother is trying to hold insurers accountable and help prevent more Kaiser suicides.
While Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson tries to position Kaiser as a global leader in mental healthcare, Kaiser patients are suffering. Kaiser delays and denies, sometimes with tragic conquest for patients — even suicide.
For years, Marin General Hospital has offered good health benefits to attract top quality caregivers and compensate them for not offering top-of-the-line salaries. But as contract negotiations appeared to be winding down on a new contract for NUHW-represented imaging technologists last year, management suddenly issued a new demand: the caregivers would either have to pay […]
During our Kaiser strike in December, Stationary Engineers, Local 39 and the California Nurses Association allowed their members strike in sympathy, which made our action even more powerful and impactful on Kaiser. In January, when teachers went on strike in Los Angeles, many NUHW members headed to the picket lines to offer their support. “Nancy […]
On the last day of our statewide mental health strike, we braved the rain in the Bay Area and celebrated our achievements on picket lines across the state. Our picket at Oakland Medical Center was epic — we had a vocal and robust crowd of more than 400 NUHW members, CNA members, Kaiser optical workers, […]