Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California mental health workers have been on strike since Monday, Aug. 15. Their primary issue, they say, is patient overload. A shortage of therapists means patients must wait up to two months for appointments, making it impossible to provide proper care.
Kaiser says it is “bargaining in good faith to reach a fair and equitable agreement” with its workers. Meanwhile, Sacramento psychiatric social worker Jane Kostka says in this Capital & Main interview that she and her 2,000 colleagues are striking because their patients are at risk.
(Disclosure: the National Union of Healthcare workers is a financial supporter of this website)
Copyright 2022 Capital & Main
Politics & GovernmentNovember 14, 2022
17 Million California Renters Have No Pull in Sacramento. A New Caucus Aims to Fix That
The SlickOctober 28, 2022
Where Pennsylvania Candidates Fetterman and Oz, Shapiro and Mastriano Stand on Climate Issues
Cyber WallsOctober 28, 2022
In High Poverty L.A. Neighborhoods, the Poor Pay More for Internet Service That Delivers Less
The SlickNovember 7, 2022
In Fracking’s ‘Ground Zero,’ Pennsylvania Residents Feel Left Behind
A Thousand Cuts: Democracy Under AttackNovember 9, 2022
Dorian Warren on Why Armchair Pundits Got It Wrong in Predicting a Red Wave
Politics & GovernmentNovember 10, 2022
L.A.’s Incoming Controller Kenneth Mejia Vows to Take on Cronyism at City Hall. Will It Let Him?
Steal This (Climate) StoryNovember 1, 2022
Playing Both Sides Now at Upcoming Global Climate Talks
The SlickNovember 2, 2022
How Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering by the Texas GOP Derails Environmental Justice