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September 20th, 2013

NUHW Files Complaint Alleging Misconduct by Former State Official for Aiding Kaiser During Mental Health Investigation

The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requesting an investigation into whether a former official in California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) illegally “switched sides” by assisting Kaiser Permanente during the investigation. The official, Marcy Gallagher, was a top DMHC attorney and was responsible for […]


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September 17th, 2013

Kaiser Breaches Patient Confidentiality in Wellness Program

The journal HealthITSecurity reports that “Kaiser Permanente is alerting patients that it experienced a ‘human error’ data breach on May 16 when an employee mistakenly emailed a spreadsheet associated with a Wellness Screening competition to a pilot planning team member who was not part of the Kaiser organization.” (Read the full story here). The compromised […]


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September 14th, 2013

Two Victories for Workers at Kaiser

It’s been a busy and productive week for the members of NUHW!  You may have read some of the numerous stories in the press about our important action at the AFL-CIO’s national convention in Los Angeles this past week.   AFL-CIO Boots Kaiser from Labor Convention Despite its track record as an anti-worker employer, Kaiser […]


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September 11th, 2013

Sacramento Business Journal: “Union seeks to block Kaiser from health benefit exchange”

Read the original article here Kathy Robertson Senior Staff Writer- Sacramento Business Journal September 5, 2013 The National Union of Healthcare Workers filed a lawsuit against Covered California in Sacramento County Superior Court on Wednesday, seeking to block Kaiser Permanente from participating in California’s health benefit exchange due to substandard care that violates exchange rules. […]


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September 11th, 2013

California Health Line: “Union Sues To Prevent Kaiser From Selling Plans Through Exchange”

Read the original article here September 6, 2013 On Wednesday, the National Union of Healthcare Workers filed a lawsuit to keep Kaiser Permanente from participating in the state health insurance exchange, the Sacramento Business Journal reports. The lawsuit comes after Kaiser in June was fined $4 million by the state Department of Managed Health Care […]