Support Striking Kaiser Therapists

Join us Thursday in Sacramento!

NewsAugust 23, 2022

We’re planning a major action Thursday in Sacramento. The goal is to gather as many people as possible at the Capitol to do the following:

  1. Talk to supportive state legislators about our strike and what needs to happen to bring it to a successful conclusion.

  2. Hold a big rally with supporters outside the State Capitol Building.

  3. Get our petition to Governor Newsom, calling on him to get Kaiser back to the bargaining table. It’s important that everyone sign the petition. Sign it now at nuhw.org/newsomletter

The Sacramento action will start at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Chartered buses will depart Thursday morning from picket lines in San Rafael, Vacaville, and San Leandro. A bus will also depart from NUHW Headquarters, 1250 45th St., Emeryville, and we will shuttle people from the picket line outside the Sacramento Medical Center.

NUHW MEMBERS: RSVP HERE FOR THE SACRAMENTO ACTION USING YOUR EMPLOYEE ID. The link will include further details including bus departure and drop-off times.

Another top official supports strike

State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara joined fellow statewide office holders Betty Yee and Eleni Kounalakis in issuing statements of support for our strike, calling on Kaiser to immediately stop violating state law.

Picket line and media update

We maintained a strong presence today outside Kaiser facilities across Northern California and Central Valley, and in the press.

KPFA and KQED did segments on our strike and California Healthline published a story that will appear in multiple California newspapers about our strike and Kaiser’s non-compliance with SB 221, our timely access to mental health care bill. In Hawaii, the state’s largest paper published a story about our efforts to jeopardize Kaiser’s accreditation over its mental health care failures that also previewed the strike that will begin this Monday.

See below for photos and here for the latest media coverage.