Have you waited weeks or months for mental health appointments? Have you been pushed into group therapy or forced to pay out-of-pocket for non-Kaiser therapists? Share your story with us at kaiserdontdeny.org. We represent Kaiser mental health clinicians who are working to make Kaiser finally deliver timely, consistent mental health care.
Kaiser Permanente is making little effort to settle a contract with more than 4,000 of its caregivers. The contract for these union-represented healthcare professionals expires September 30, yet during three months and 28 bargaining sessions, Kaiser has not offered a meaningful response to its employees’ concerns regarding staffing, patient access to appointments, or work-life balance, […]
NUHW’s Executive Board unanimously passed a resolution Thursday, June 28 condemning President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policies and calling on his administration to immediately return migrant children to their parents. The resolution followed a statement signed by seven NUHW Executive vice presidents, who are also mental health clinicians, warning that the administration’s “zero-tolerance” approach risked causing […]
As a social worker, Martha Rea is no stranger to knocking on a stranger’s door and striking up a conversation. But even she was a little nervous pounding the pavement for Mark Leno, who NUHW has endorsed for mayor of San Francisco. “What inspired me was that Mark has been supportive of our union’s efforts […]
NUHW President Sal Rosselli and Clem Papazian, a psychiatric social worker at Kaiser Permanente, appeared on a leading labor podcast this month to discuss our five-year fight to improve access to mental health care at the nation’s largest HMO. Host Jonathan Tasini lauded NUHW’s campaign as “social movement unionism at its best,” during the 25-minute […]