October 31st, 2022

Hawai’i Therapists Protest Kaiser Permanente Shortchanging Both Therapists and Hawai’i Patients

Kaiser recently agreed to improvements in patient care and compensation for therapists on the mainland, but insists on paying therapists in Hawai’i far less and refuses to boost service for patients in need. HONOLULU — Striking mental health therapists joined by community leaders will protest Mon. Oct. 31, at 11 a.m., outside Kaiser Permanente’s corporate […]

October 27th, 2022

October 2022 PULSE

In October, NUHW members in Northern California reached a settlement with Kaiser, ratified a new contract with Kindred in Orange County, and authorized a strike in Fountain Valley. You can read their stories below, get to know steward Claudia Duran, and see NUHW’s endorsements for the November election. You can find NUHW on Facebook, Twitter, […]

October 27th, 2022

Support grows for strikers in Hawai’i

Mental health therapists in Hawai’i have seen community and political support grow rapidly as their strike now enters its third month. While Kaiser Permanente recently settled a contract in Northern California to improve access to mental care, it is still insisting on wage freezes and cuts to retirement pensions in Hawai’i, even though this stance […]

October 26th, 2022

Northern California Kaiser therapists win major gains as strike concludes

After walking picket lines for more than two months, more than 2,000 NUHW-represented therapists employed by Kaiser Permanente in Northern California and the Central Valley won a contract that includes major gains for their patients and themselves. The therapists, who include psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, chemical dependency counselors and marriage and family therapists voted […]

October 26th, 2022

Fountain Valley NUHW members overwhelmingly approve strike authorization

Approximately 850 NUHW-represented registered nurses and healthcare professionals at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center overwhelmingly authorized a strike that could begin as early as next month. Since June, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Laboratory Scientists and Therapists have been in negotiations with Tenet Healthcare, owner of the hospital, for a contract that addresses urgent short-staffing […]