February 22nd, 2019

News of the Month — February 2018

A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Vox reported that a total of 485,000 employees were involved in major work stoppages last year — the highest number since 1986, […]

February 22nd, 2019

Alert stewards help Fountain Valley workers win better wages

Last May, shop stewards at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital discovered that dozens “nursing assistants” were being required to submit a “certification” to prove that they were actually “certified nursing assistants”, which in our contract requires a higher rate of pay. We filed a grievance on behalf of the nursing assistants, and after a 10-hour mediation […]

February 13th, 2019

Video: Kaiser Permanente Delays Care with Tragic Consequences

Brennen Smith had to wait 29 days for his first Kaiser Permanente mental health appointment. It took him five minutes to buy a shotgun and kill himself four days before the appointment. Find out how his mother is trying to hold insurers accountable and help prevent more Kaiser suicides. 

February 11th, 2019

Kaiser members revamp website, reach out to patients

On the heels of the largest mental health strike in U.S. history, we are revamping our KaiserDontDeny.org website to highlight the plight of Kaiser members who suffered when they or their loved ones could not get the mental health therapy they needed. Here is a portion of what Shirlee Zane, a Sonoma County Supervisor, wrote […]

February 8th, 2019

Video: Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson at Davos

While Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson tries to position Kaiser as a global leader in mental healthcare, Kaiser patients are suffering. Kaiser delays and denies, sometimes with tragic conquest for patients — even suicide.