May 19th, 2019

Santa Cruz drug rehabilitation workers take center stage at film festival

As Santa Cruz grapples with a drug addiction crisis, frontline caregivers at the county’s largest addiction treatment provider are struggling to survive on poverty wages. On April 30, several drug treatment workers at Janus of Santa Cruz shared their stories of overcoming addiction and dedicating their lives to help others do the same while struggling […]

May 19th, 2019

USC Norris workers protest illegal wage theft

More than 200 University of Southern California Workers picketed Wednesday, May 15 to protest the university’s sudden elimination of nine paid holidays in violation of their union contract. The new policy, which went into effect in February, will cost 140 nursing assistants, housekeepers, medical technicians and other workers a combined $300,000 per year in lost […]

May 14th, 2019

Press Release: Complaint asserts Kaiser providing substandard mental health assessments

Clinicians charge that Kaiser Permanente is shortchanging mental health patients seeking treatment even as it reports huge profits Even as its profits soar, Kaiser Permanente is shortchanging patients seeking treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders, according to a 58-page complaint filed Tuesday by the National Union of Healthcare Workers with the California Department […]

May 10th, 2019

Press Release: New TV commercial running in Bay Area market blasts Kaiser Permanente’s shameful record on mental health care

Emeryville – The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) released a new commercial Friday running on cable television in the Bay Area that calls attention to Kaiser Permanente’s repeated violations of mental health access laws. Some of the giant HMO’s patients can wait months to see their therapists, according to state investigators and Kaiser’s own mental […]

May 8th, 2019

Mental health therapists to protest Biden fundraiser at Los Angeles home of Kaiser Permanente board member

Mental health therapists to protest Biden fundraiser Wednesday at Los Angeles home of Kaiser Permanente board member LOS ANGELES — In his first fundraising trip to Los Angeles since launching his presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden will be confronted by Kaiser Permanente psychologists, social workers, therapists and psychiatric nurses Wednesday outside the home […]