Following a year marked by worker strikes in female-dominated fields including mental health care, NUHW Vice President Elizabeth White reflected on December’s Kaiser strike as part of a panel discussion for International Working Women’s Day. White, a Kaiser psychiatric social worker, joined union leaders from UNITE HERE and UTLA, to talk about their recent strikes […]
On the heels of the largest mental health strike in U.S. history, we are revamping our KaiserDontDeny.org website to highlight the plight of Kaiser members who suffered when they or their loved ones could not get the mental health therapy they needed. Here is a portion of what Shirlee Zane, a Sonoma County Supervisor, wrote […]
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, […]
The National Union of Healthcare Workers held a mental health forum in Oakland to discuss Kaiser Permanente’s delays and denials of mental health care. Patients and their families shared their experiences of struggling to obtain care and the sometimes tragic outcomes that have resulted from Kaiser’s inadequate care; clinicians discussed the difficulties and frustrations of […]
Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane and the Brown family of Santa Rosa share their stories with striking NUHW-represented Kaiser mental health clinicians in San Francisco. Zane and the Browns lost loved ones to suicide after Kaiser Permanente Thrive denied them the mental health care they desperately needed.