Kaiser Permanente's 2600 California Mental Health Clinicians to Launch Strike

Thousands of mental health clinicians with Oakland, California-based Kaiser Permanente are planning a statewide, weeklong strike on claims that Kaiser does not adequately staff its psychiatric departments.

Thousands of mental health clinicians with Oakland, California-based Kaiser Permanente are planning to strike, according to the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

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The statewide, weeklong strike, which involves 2600 psychologists, therapists, and social workers represented by the NUHW, is slated to begin January 12.

The workers claim Kaiser has not provided members with mental health services that are good and timely, and specifically, that Kaiser does not adequately staff its psychiatric departments, according to a news release.

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