There’s a mental health crisis at Kaiser Permanente. Patients can’t get the care they need. And therapists can’t keep up with growing caseloads. Kaiser therapists have been sounding the alarm, but management won’t make real improvements. Here’s what it’s going to take: Kaiser needs to hire a lot more full-service therapists. We don’t need “intake […]
Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians reject contract proposals; call for immediate resumption of bargaining
Approximately 4,000 mental health clinicians and other medical professionals who work at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California, have resoundingly rejected Kaiser’s contract offers. In voting that took place at more than 100 Kaiser medical locations statewide over the past three weeks, 88 percent of workers voted against the contracts, in a strong demonstration of support […]
Press Release: Kaiser Permanente therapists to strike Wednesday over worsening mental health care for San Francisco children
SAN FRANCISCO — Kaiser mental health clinicians will go on strike for one day, Wednesday, July 10, to protest worsening access to mental health care for San Francisco children. The workers, who include psychologists, therapists and social workers, have been demanding increased staffing to halt the rapid decline in available services and reduce dangerously long […]
Kaiser Permanente has the money to hire more mental health therapists. All it needs is the will.
Welcome to the June 2019 edition of our union’s e-newsletter. In recent weeks, NUHW-represented Kaiser mental health clinicians approved a one-day strike in San Francisco, EVS workers at Providence Tarzana voted to join our union, and RAMS workers settled their first contract after a long struggle. Check out all the stories below, and be sure […]