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June 23rd, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser Permanente patients and caregivers outraged over secret $295 million Thrive City naming rights deal

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente caregivers and patients as well as community leaders were stunned to read a report in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that the nonprofit HMO is paying the Golden State Warriors up to $295,580,000 to brand the neighborhood outside the team’s new arena “Thrive City.” Kaiser announced the naming rights deal last […]

June 21st, 2019

Kaiser chooses gleaming new office tower over mental health care

By Clement Papazian and Miranda Buxton This op-ed was originally published on Medium. As Kaiser Permanente caregivers, we have ideas about how Kaiser can better serve our patients — and a $900 million new office tower certainly is not on our list. News reports about the planned 29-story building dwelled on its size and future tax […]

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June 20th, 2019

Know Your Weingarten Rights

In 1975, the United States Supreme Court in the case of NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251 (1975) upheld a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that employees have a right to union representation at investigatory interviews. These rights have become known as Weingarten Rights. During an investigatory interview, the Supreme Court ruled […]

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June 20th, 2019

The Seven Tests of Just Cause

Just cause is a common standard in labor law arbitration that is used in labor union contracts as a form of job security. The seven tests are as follows: Was the employee forewarned of the consequences of his or her actions? Are the employer’s rules reasonably related to business efficiency and performance the employer might […]

June 18th, 2019

Kaiser contract vote information

NUHW-represented Kaiser workers are voting on Kaiser’s “best” offer. The elected bargaining committees for each of the three units — IBHS, Psych-Social, and Healthcare Professionals — believe that Kaiser’s proposals do not go nearly far enough to address our core demands: Achieving parity in wages and benefits with other Kaiser employees; meaningfully addressing staffing, access, […]