Press coverage: Kaiser Mental Health Care Strike

January 9th, 2015

Below is only a fraction of the coverage our strike has received. Associated Press and other wire service stories were reprinted in hundreds of print and online publications. A survey of media coverage has turned up more than 700 written stories so far, plus nearly 500 radio and television stories.

January 27, 2015
The Guardian (UK)
Kaiser and the state of mental health care: “This corporation has lost its moral compass”

January 26, 2015
The Nation
Kaiser mental health patients are being neglected on an epidemic scale

January 21, 2015
Politico
Kaiser mental health workers call for more negotiations

January 20, 2015
Gilroy Dispatch
Mental health workers return to Gilroy, Bay Area

January 18, 2015
National Public Radio’s All Things Considered
California strike highlights larger issues with mental health system (audio and blog)

January 17, 2015
Pleasanton Weekly (from Bay City News)
Kaiser Mental Health Care Workers Strike for Patient Care

January 16, 2015
In These Times
2,600 California mental health workers on strike against Kaiser Permanente 

January 16, 2015
Bay Area News Group
Oakland: striking mental health workers go to Kaiser headquarters 

January 15, 2015
Think Progress
Meet the mental health care workers on the front lines of a statewide strike 

January 15, 2015
The Reporter
Day 3 of strike: Kaiser mental health workers picket in Vacaville 

January 15, 2015
Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune
Mental health workers strike at Kaiser Roseville 

January 14, 2015
Psych Central
Op-Ed: Why doesn’t Kaiser care about Californians’ mental health?
By John Grohol

January 14, 2015
Healthcare Finance
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike, Claiming Hiring Freeze 

January 14, 2015
Vice
Employee Strikes Highlight America’s Mental Health Crisis 

January 14, 2015
The Hanford Sentinel
Kaiser Employees Go On Strike

January 14, 2015
San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group
Kaiser Mental Health Workers’ Strike Continues 

January 14, 2015
Sacramento Bee
Letter to the Editor: Step Up Mental Health Care 

January 13, 2015
Huffington Post
Op-Ed: Why Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are on Strike in California
By Sal Rosselli 

January 13, 2015
People’s World
Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers Go On Strike in California

January 13, 2015
Press TV
California Mental Health Workers Launch Statewide Strike 

January 13, 2015
San Jose Mercury News
Kaiser Health Workers Strike in Second Day 

January 13, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
This Just In: Patients Know Stuff Too
By Jon Carroll  

January 13, 2015
Marin Independent Journal
Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Care Workers Picket in San Rafael 

January 13, 2015
Indy Bay
Kaiser NUHW Healthcare Workers Strike Against Short Staffing Threatening Health 

January 13, 2015
The Vallejo Times-Herald
Striking Mental Health Workers Picket Vallejo’s Kaiser Permanente 

January 13, 2015
The Vallejo Times-Herald
Op-Ed: Why Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are Striking
By Horace Beach 

January 13, 2015
KFBP Sacramento
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike for Second Day 

January 13, 2015
Healthcare Dive
Kaiser Mental Health Worker Strike Begins in San Diego 

January 13, 2015
ABC 23 KERO Bakersfield
Many Hospital Workers Around California Remain on Strike 

January 13, 2015
San Bernardino County Sun
Picketing Against Kaiser Permanente Continues in Ontario 

January 13, 2015
Ventura County Sun
Kaiser Mental Health Offices Still Open Despite Strike 

January 13, 2015
FOX 5 San Diego
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike

January 12, 2015
NBC Bay Area
Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers Strike in California (video) 

January 12, 2015
KRCB North Bay Public Media
Mental Health Staff Strikes Kaiser

January 12, 2015
CBS Sacramento
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Kick Off Statewide Strike Over Conditions (video)

January 12, 2015
Sacramento Bee
Op-Ed: Strike Against Kaiser Is A Last Resort to Protect Mental Health Patients
By Ann Amato 

January 12, 2015
The Bakersfield Californian
Kaiser Healthcare Workers Strike

January 12, 2015
San Bernardino County Sun
Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Staff Pickets in Fontana

January 12, 2015
Orange County Register
Kaiser Permanente Employees Begin a Strike Across Orange County 

January 12, 2015
ABC News 10 San Diego
Hundreds of Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike Across Calif. (video)

January 12, 2015
KOGO San Diego
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike Across California

January 12, 2015
San Diego Free Press
Mental Health Professionals Strike at Kaiser Permanente

January 12, 2015
San Diego 6 the CW
Thousands of Mental Health Professionals Protest Across Calif. (video)

January 12, 2015
Courthouse News Service
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike Begins

January 12, 2015
Guardian Liberty Voice
Kaiser Hit by Staff Strike 

January 12, 2015
Al Jazeera America
Thousands of Mental Health Workers to Go on Strike in California

January 12, 2015
CNN
California Mental Health Workers on Strike (includes video)

January 12, 2015
The Guardian
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike Demands ‘No More Suicides’

January 12, 2015
The Press Democrat
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Hit the Picket Lines (with video)

January 12, 2015
ABC News/Associated Press
Kaiser’s 2,600 Mental Health Workers Strike in California

January 12, 2015
KRON 4
Mental Health Pros to Strike All Week

January 12, 2015
KGO ABC 7 News
Kaiser Prepares for Mental Health Worker Strike

January 12, 2015
CBS 5 KPIX
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Striking in 35 California Cities

January 12, 2015
KTVU
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Walk Off the Job for a Week (Video)

January 12, 2015
KQED
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Launch 7-Day Strike

January 12, 2015
San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group
Kaiser Strike Puts Mental Health Clinicians on Picket Lines

January 12, 2015
KLIV 1590 Silicon Valley News
Strikes Being Held At Kaiser Permanente Health Centers in the South Bay

January 12, 2015
The Fresno Bee
Kaiser-Fresno Mental Health Workers Begin Seven-Day Strike

January 12, 2015
Sacramento Business Journal
Union Starts Strike Against Kaiser Permanente

January 12, 2015
ABC News 10 Sacramento
Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers Plan to Walk Off the Job

January 12, 2015
KFBK Sacramento
2,600 Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike Across California

January 12, 2015
KCRA Sacramento
2,000 Kaiser Workers Expected to Strike (Video)

January 12, 2015
Sacramento Bee
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Begin Statewide Strike

January 12, 2015
The Press Enterprise
Workers Protest at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana

January 12, 2015
Fontana Herald News
Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Clinicians Go on Strike in Fontana

January 12, 2015
CBS Los Angeles
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Begin Weeklong Strike At Calif. Hospitals

January 12, 2015
NBC 4 Los Angeles
Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Clinicians Strike for Quality Health Care

January 12, 2015
My News LA
Kaiser Permanente Workers Strike Statewide Against Failing Mental Health Care

January 12, 2015
89.3 KPCC
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Start One-Week Strike

January 12, 2015
KPBS San Diego
Kaiser Therapists Strike Over Staffing Issues

January 12, 2015
CBS 8 San Diego
Hundreds of Kaiser Mental Health Staff to Strike Statewide

January 12, 2015
KUSI San Diego
Mental Health Professionals Picket Outside Kaiser Permanente Hospital

January 12, 2015
NBC San Diego
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Plan Week-Long Strike

January 12, 2015
FOX 5 San Diego
Mental Health Workers Picket Kaiser

January 12, 2015
UT San Diego
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike

January 12, 2015
Labor Notes
Op-Ed: Why 2,600 Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are On Strike
By Clement Papazian

January 12, 2015
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser Permanente’s 2,600 Mental Health Workers Begin Strike

January 12, 2015
California Healthline
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Begin Weeklong Strike Today

January 12, 2015
Courthouse News Service
Kaiser Clinicians Strike Today Across California

January 12, 2015
The Daily Caller
Mental Health Workers Strike in California

January 12, 2015
Good Therapy
2,600 California Mental Health Workers Plan to Strike

January 12, 2015
Politico Pulse
Kaiser Mental Health Workers Strike in California

January 12, 2015
Uncover Michigan
Almost 2,600 Kaiser Workers to Go on Strike

January 12, 2015
Westside Today
Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Professionals to Begin Weeklong Statewide Strike

PRE-STRIKE COVERAGE

January 11, 2015
KCRA Television (Sacramento)
Kaiser set for strike Monday (video clip)

January 11, 2015
San Francisco Examiner
Op-ed: Why Kaiser psych workers are striking
By Sal Rosselli

January 11, 2015
ABC News 10 (Sacramento)
Kaiser Permanente bracing for strike

January 11, 2015
ABC Channel 7 (Bay Area)
Kaiser prepares for mental health worker strike

January 10, 2015
Courthouse News
Social workers turn on Kaiser over care orders

January 10, 2015
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser braces for strike Monday by mental health clinicians

January 10, 2015
Op-ed: Why Kaiser mental health workers are striking

January 10, 2015
Los Angeles News Group (L.A. Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Bernardino Sun, and six other newspapers)
Kaiser Permanente mental health workers to strike Monday

January 10, 2015
Pleasanton Weekly (reprint of Bay City News wire service story)
Kaiser Permanente mental health workers planning to strike Monday

January 10, 2015
Published in the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus, West County Times, and possibly other Bay Area News Group papers
Op-ed: Why Kaiser mental health  workers are on strike
By Clement Papazian, Marcy Reda, and Ben Lim

January 10, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser braces for 5-day strike by thousands of workers

January 10, 2015
Los Angeles Daily News
Op-ed: Why Kaiser psych workers are striking
By Danealia Maretka

January 10, 2015
TruthOut.org
Nation’s largest mental health worker strike takes aim at woeful care by Kaiser Permanente

January 10, 2015
Orange County Register
Kaiser mental health workers to begin weeklong strike Monday; Orange County included

January 10, 2015
Fresno Bee
Kaiser-Fresno mental health workers plan weeklong strike

January 10, 2015
San Jose Mercury News
Kaiser California mental health workers set to strike Jan. 12

January 10, 2015
Marin Independent Journal
Kaiser strike: mental health care workers to walk out

January 10, 2015
Riverside Press-Enterprise
Kaiser mental health care workers are poised for a walkout

January 10, 2015
Watchlist News
Kaiser bracing for strike by thousands

January 10, 2015
West Texas News
Kaiser’s mental health workers to be on 5-day strike from Monday

January 9, 2015
OC Weekly (Orange County)
OC mental health workers to join statewide strike against Kaiser Permanente

January 9, 2015
KFBK Radio (Sacramento)
Kaiser mental health care workers plan strike to push for more mental healthcare staffing
(web write-up of radio story)

January 9, 2015
Modesto Bee (blog post; scroll halfway down)
Mental health clinicians on strike

January 8, 2015
Bay Area News Group (San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus, West County Times, Vacaville Reporter, and several other East Bay newspapers)
Kaiser strike: mental health workers to walk out Jan. 12

January 6, 2015
Think Progress
2,600 psychologists, therapists, and social workers to strike in California

January 6, 2015
Richmond Standard
Kaiser Richmond mental healthcare workers to take part in weeklong strike

January 5, 2015
Berkeley Daily Planet (reprint of Bay City News wire service story)
Kaiser’s mental health workers plan to strike

January 5, 2015
Modern Healthcare
Kaiser Permanente mental health worker set limited strike date

January 5, 2015
Healthcare Dive
Kaiser mental health workers to strike over poor care

January 5, 2015
Patch websites in various California cities have published a Bay City News Service story. One example:
Kaiser Permanente’s mental health workers planning strike

January 5, 2015
KTVU Television in Oakland posted a notice on social media
Healthcare workers plan a week of strikes against Kaiser Permanente

January 3, 2014
Diabetes Insider:
Kaiser faces harsh criticism as mental health workers prepare for strike in California

January 2, 2015
KSRO Radio, Santa Rosa
Interview with Clement Papazian (5 min.)

January 2, 2015
An Associated Press story ran in many newspapers and websites in California and beyond. Three examples:
Kaiser mental health staff plans California strike (Sacramento Bee)
Kaiser mental health staff plans California strike (NBC Bay Area)
Kaiser mental health staff plans California strike (Ventura County Star)

January 2, 2015
California Healthline
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians plan to launch a weeklong strike

January 2, 2015
Courthouse News Service
Kaiser mental health clinicians give warning of statewide strike

January 2, 1015
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser’s 2,600 California mental health clinicians to launch strike

January 2, 2014
Central Valley Business Times
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians to strike

January 2, 2015
California Political Review (Conservative blogger says mental health workers should be fired, arrested if they come back, and NUHW should be busted for racketeering)
Kaiser responds to union plans for weeklong strike

January 2, 2015
Sacramento Business Journal / Sacramento Business Journal
Union for mental health workers plan Kaiser strike

January 2, 2015
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Union for mental health workers plan Kaiser strike

January 1, 2015
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser responds to union plans

December 31, 2014
Bay Area News Group (San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus, West County Times, and several other East Bay newspapers)
Mental health workers to walk out Jan. 12

December 31, 2014
Bay Area News Group (San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus, West County Times, and several other East Bay newspapers)
Kaiser strike: mental health workers to walk out Jan. 12

December 31, 2014
Los Angeles News Group (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, L.A. Daily News, San Bernardino Sun, and six other newspapers)
Kaiser Permanente mental health workers prepare for statewide strike