Bloomberg Law
July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM

Unions at Work: Kaiser Mental Health Workers Nix Proposed Pacts

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

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Kaiser Workers Reject Contract Proposals

About 4,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in California voted to reject contract proposals by the corporation, saying the proposed deals didn’t do enough to improve mental health care.

Eighty-eight percent of the mental health clinicians and other medical professionals, represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers, who cast ballots voted against contracts proposed by Kaiser for three different bargaining units. The workers staged a five-day strike in December and called off an open-ended strike in ...