October 31st, 2019

LA LGBT Center professionals join NUHW

Three-dozen physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals at the Los Angeles LGBT Center voted unanimously this month to join NUHW. These professionals deliver primary care, sexual health care and preventive services, mental health care, and addiction recovery services to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.  Created in 1969, the LA LGBT […]

October 31st, 2019

Mental health clinicians strike; Kaiser locks them out of headquarters

With a Kaiser mental health clinicians preparing for a 5-day statewide strike beginning Nov. 11, caregivers at clinics in Simi Valley and Lomita held a separate strike in October to demand that Kaiser provide them with the same retirement benefits as nearly all other employees. “Every Kaiser employee at my clinic has a pension, except […]

October 21st, 2019

Kaiser therapists take to the streets to protest HMO’s failure to provide mental health services

Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, and social workers took to the streets Saturday, October 19 to protest Kaiser’s chronic failure to provide its patients with timely access to mental health care. The mental health clinicians, along with patients and community allies, gathered at Kaiser’s corporate headquarters in Oakland before marching down Grand Avenue to the eastern […]

October 10th, 2019

Press release: Mental health clinicians launch statewide actions protesting Kaiser Permanente’s failure to provide timely mental health care

Round-the-clock presence to be established Sunday outside Kaiser’s Oakland headquarters and Monday outside Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center, where clinicians will assemble 60-foot-long mental health monuments OAKLAND — Nearly 4,000 psychologists, social workers, therapists, and other Kaiser professionals are escalating their campaign to force Kaiser Permanente to fix its broken mental health system by establishing […]

October 1st, 2019

Alameda County Supervisors declare solidarity with Kaiser Permanente clinicians fighting for mental health parity

  The Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring its “strong support” for establishing “full parity for mental health patients and clinicians at Kaiser Permanente.” The resolution, which also expresses solidarity with Kaiser clinicians “in their fight to settle a fair contract,” was passed two weeks after Kaiser withdrew a proposed […]