May 24th, 2022

Kaiser mental health workers strike in Hawaii

NUHW-represented Psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and chemical dependency counselors held a three-day strike May 18-20 at clinics and medical facilities across Hawaii to protest Kaiser Permanente’s severe understaffing of its behavioral health services that forces patients to wait months for therapy sessions. The workers held spirited strike lines on Oahu, Maui and the Big […]

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May 18th, 2022

Kaiser Permanente to face state mental health probe

In a highly unusual move, California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is launching a comprehensive “non-routine survey” to examine whether Kaiser Permanente is providing adequate mental health coverage to the 9.4 million Californians enrolled in its health plan. In a statement issued Tuesday to policymakers and mental health advocates, DMHC Deputy Director Amanda Levy […]

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May 13th, 2022

Kaiser Hawaii mental health therapists to strike starting May 18

Demand for mental health services in Hawaii is surging, but Kaiser Permanente fails to add adequate staff or improve access, placing patients at risk Clinicians schedule statewide strike starting May 18 to force changes at HMO that serves 260,000 Hawaii residents HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente has a double-standard in Hawaii. The healthcare provider has recently […]

May 11th, 2022

Sutter Hospice San Mateo workers defeat anti-union effort, join NUHW

Several dozen workers who provide home hospice care for Sutter Health in San Mateo have voted overwhelmingly to join NUHW. Despite a fierce anti-union campaign from Sutter management, the approximately 50 caregivers, including nurse preceptors, medical social workers and chaplains, voted on April 28 to join a growing number of Sutter employees organizing with NUHW. […]

May 3rd, 2022

Statement by the National Union of Healthcare Workers on draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade

On May 2, a draft document was leaked to the public indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court may soon reverse a half century of decisions protecting women’s reproductive rights. As a union of healthcare providers, we are doubly impacted by this move. NUHW has long insisted that all health care decisions should be made by […]