September 29th, 2022

September 2022 PULSE

In September, NUHW members in Northern California and Hawai’i continued their open-ended strike to make Kaiser fix its broken mental healthcare system, while Orange County members held an info picket at two Kindred hospitals. You can read their stories below, get to know steward Peggy Busher, and see NUHW’s endorsements for the November election. You […]

September 29th, 2022

August 2022 PULSE

In August, NUHW members in Northern California and Hawai’i launched an ongoing, open-ended strike to increase staffing and improve access to mental health care at Kaiser Permanente, won nearly $40,000 in back pay from Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, protested costly paycheck errors at Providence hospitals, and celebrated sizable raises from several employers. NUHW is now […]

September 29th, 2022

Kaiser mental health clinicians striking in Northern California and Hawai’i

More than 2,000 NUHW members in Northern California and Hawai’i have been on strike for the entire month of September to make Kaiser Permanente offer fair contracts that increase staffing and improve access to mental health care. The strike has captured national attention, shining a light on the nation’s largest non-profit HMO’s refusal to adequately […]

September 28th, 2022

Steward profile: Peggy Busher

Peggy Busher is a committed caregiver who puts as much time into helping her colleagues as she does her patients. Busher is a licensed clinical social worker at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, a career choice inspired by her mother, who was a social worker when Peggy was growing up in the Midwest. “I really […]

September 28th, 2022

News of the Month — September 2022

Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Capital and Main featured NUHW members Jessica Dominguez, a Kaiser therapist at Richmond’s La Clinica, and Jesus Solorio, a bilingual Kaiser therapist in Oakland, in a story about Kaiser mental health services shortage being worse for non-English speakers. Gov. Newsom signed a law that gives California farmworkers […]