June 28th, 2019

Providence Tarzana EVS workers vote to join NUHW

EVS workers at Providence Tarzana Medical Center voted on June 27 to join NUHW. PTMC is owned by Providence Health and Services is an acute care hospital providing care to the medically underserved California’s San Fernando Valley.  These 55 workers voted 2 to 1 in favor of joining more than 500 NUHW-represented workers at PTMC who […]

June 28th, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians to strike July 10 over chronic understaffing

Citing a growing child mental health crisis at their clinic, dozens of Kaiser therapists authorized a one-day strike if the HMO refuses to boost staffing in order to reduce intolerable appointment wait times and end overcrowding of group therapy sessions. The strike will be held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at […]

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June 28th, 2019

With “Thrive City,” Kaiser puts branding before behavioral health care

This article was published in Medium on June 27, 2019 By Sal Rosselli As our state’s largest nonprofit HMO, Kaiser Permanente is tax-exempt, and has a duty to reinvest its enormous income into caring for its nearly 9 million patients in California. But last week, Kaiser executives proved beyond a doubt that they put branding […]

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June 26th, 2019

News of the Month – June 2019

Kaiser Permamente unveiled plans for a new national headquarters to be constructed in downtown Oakland. The 1.7 million-square-foot office tower is expected to be 28 or 29 stories tall and cost $900 million by the time it is completed in 2023. Workers at online retailer Wayfair staged a walkout from Boston headquarters on June 26 […]

June 26th, 2019

Attorney General holding hearings on St. Joseph-Adventist Health West proposed partnership

Just three years after merging with Providence Health & Services, St. Joseph Health wants to cut another deal — this time, with anti-union Adventist Health West. The deal would move control of the hospitals even farther away from the workers and the people they serve. Workers are concerned because there has not been a complete […]