June 18th, 2019

Kaiser contract vote information

NUHW-represented Kaiser workers are voting on Kaiser’s “best” offer. The elected bargaining committees for each of the three units — IBHS, Psych-Social, and Healthcare Professionals — believe that Kaiser’s proposals do not go nearly far enough to address our core demands: Achieving parity in wages and benefits with other Kaiser employees; meaningfully addressing staffing, access, […]


May 31st, 2019

Kaiser workers authorize strike, win support of Berkeley Council

June is shaping up to be a critical month for the 4,000 Kaiser mental health workers and health care professionals who have been without a contract since September. More than 80 percent of Kaiser psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists and psychiatric nurses authorized an open-ended strike which could begin in June. With negotiations […]


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 […]


May 22nd, 2019

SF Supervisor urges Kaiser to fix its mental health services

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen knows first-hand that Kaiser its failing too many of its mental health patients. In a May 22 op-ed published in the San Francisco Examiner, she revealed having to intervene on behalf of her friend’s 14-year-old child, who had been expressing thoughts of suicide and was told the first availability to see […]


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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 […]