October 18, 2022

Tentative agreement reached with NUHW to end strike

Voting begins to ratify new 4-year agreement.

Kaiser Permanente and the National Union of Healthcare Workers are pleased to jointly announce that in the early hours of October 18, we reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, bringing the 10-week strike by mental health therapists in Northern California to a conclusion.

The new 4-year agreement will benefit Kaiser Permanente patients and drive collaborative efforts aimed at improving access to mental health care, while at the same time recognizing and better supporting mental health therapists in their important work. Nearly 2,000 Kaiser Permanente therapists, represented by NUHW, will participate in a 2-day ratification vote starting the evening of October 18, after which more details about the agreement will be available.

NUHW and Kaiser Permanente wish to thank Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg for mediating and helping to bring negotiations to a close.