Kaiser Permanente is indisputably one of the most labor-friendly organizations in the United States. As the largest health care union employer in the U.S. — with nearly 75% of our employees working under collective bargaining agreements — we have always strived to work cooperatively and constructively with the unions that represent our employees.
The National Union of Healthcare Workers represents 4,000 Kaiser Permanente therapists and mental health professionals in California and Hawaii.
In Hawaii, where the union represents 58 mental health professionals, we are actively bargaining for an initial agreement. We are committed to bargaining in good faith to reach a fair and equitable agreement that supports our mental health professionals and our patients.
In Northern California, 2,000 employees represented by the Integrated Behavioral Health Services Chapter ratified a new 4-year contract with Kaiser Permanente in October 2022.
In Southern California the 1,900 employees represented by NUHW’s Psych-Social Chapter ratified a new 3-year contract with Kaiser Permanente in March 2022.
October 21, 2022
New 4-year agreement with NUHW will enable greater collaboration aimed at improving access to mental health care.
March 22, 2022
The agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the National Union of Healthcare Workers ensures high-quality mental health care and competitive wages and benefits.