June 25th, 2019

NUHW Members Confront Fountain Valley CEO

NUHW members at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center are gearing up to bargain their new contract. Over the last several weeks, members have been completing the bargaining survey, learning about the bargaining process, and meeting to identify their share priorities and concerns. Perhaps management is getting nervous — on May 29, FVRMC CEO Ken McFarland […]

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June 25th, 2019

Video: Nonprofit Kaiser pays Warriors $295 million for corporate branding

While understaffing its mental health services and forcing patients to wait weeks for care, Kaiser Permanente is paying the Golden State Warriors $295 million to brand the area outside their new arena “Thrive City.

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June 25th, 2019

Video: Kaiser Permanente unveils $900 million executive headquarters in Oakland

As Kaiser Permanente caregivers, we have ideas about how Kaiser can better serve our patients and a new $900 million office tower certainly is not on our list. Kaiser Permanente reported a $3.2 billion profit during the first three months of this year. It has no excuse to understaff its mental health clinics and deny […]

June 23rd, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser Permanente patients and caregivers outraged over secret $295 million Thrive City naming rights deal

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente caregivers and patients as well as community leaders were stunned to read a report in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that the nonprofit HMO is paying the Golden State Warriors up to $295,580,000 to brand the neighborhood outside the team’s new arena “Thrive City.” Kaiser announced the naming rights deal last […]

June 21st, 2019

Kaiser chooses gleaming new office tower over mental health care

By Clement Papazian and Miranda Buxton This op-ed was originally published on Medium. As Kaiser Permanente caregivers, we have ideas about how Kaiser can better serve our patients — and a $900 million new office tower certainly is not on our list. News reports about the planned 29-story building dwelled on its size and future tax […]