Kaiser clinicians in Hawaii request to join NUHW
July 30th, 2018
With bargaining underway with Kaiser, our struggle to improve mental health care is continuing to inspire behavioral health clinicians. Most recently, 33 mental health workers at Kaiser Hawaii issued a July 20 letter to Kaiser asking that they recognize their decision to join NUHW.
This would be our first mental health bargaining unit outside California and an important expansion of our presence within Kaiser. The unit would include psychologists, substance abuse counselors, and social workers. They provide therapy and staff Kaiser’s mental health call center. They would join a growing list of NUHW mental health members from our recent victories in San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Elk Grove.
Kaiser opted not to immediately recognize the Hawaii clinicians as NUHW members, so we are filing for a union election.