Friday, December 14 We did it! We staged the largest mental health care workers strike in U.S. history. Over five days, thousands of us staged nearly 70 pickets outside 32 Kaiser facilities from San Diego to Sacramento. Our strike inspired hundreds of people to share their stories about Kaiser denying them timely mental health care. […]
Thursday, December 13 As we get closer to the end of our weeklong strike, our energy and passion show no sign of waning. We staged 13 pickets throughout California: Fresno, Redwood City, San Jose, San Leandro, San Rafael, South Sacramento, South San Francisco, Stockton, Vacaville, and Walnut Creek in the north; Fontana, Irvine, Los Angeles (Harbor City), […]
Wednesday, December 12 Another day on the picket lines, fighting for workers’ rights and patient care. We staged 14 pickets throughout California: Fresno, Richmond, Roseville, San Leandro, San Rafael, Santa Clara, South San Francisco, Stockton, Vallejo, and Walnut Creek in the north; Anaheim, Riverside, San Diego, and West Los Angeles in the south. We were joined again […]
“The National Union of Healthcare Workers is the only union that I know of its type that is raising the profile of this mental health and addiction issue in the way that they are.” — Patrick Kennedy, former Congressman and founder of The Kennedy Forum.
The National Union of Healthcare Workers held a mental health forum in Oakland to discuss Kaiser Permanente’s delays and denials of mental health care. Patients and their families shared their experiences of struggling to obtain care and the sometimes tragic outcomes that have resulted from Kaiser’s inadequate care; clinicians discussed the difficulties and frustrations of […]