Labor In The News
Oct 13, 2023
Kaiser Permanente agrees to $200 million settlement over California mental health delays
Kaiser patients waited 19 days for follow-up mental health appointments in 2019, nine days longer than state law permits. The settlement includes the largest-ever penalty issued by California’s behavioral health regulator.
Oct 6, 2023
North Bay Kaiser workers strike ends; but striking employees warn of more picketing
An estimated 600 Kaiser Permanente workers march around the Santa Rosa Medical Center Friday afternoon, during the last of a three-day, nationwide strike against the health care giant, Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.
Oct 4, 2023
Kaiser workers hit the picket line in Sonoma County
Hundreds of medical workers began picketing at the Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center Wednesday morning, joining tens of thousands of others in multiple states in what is expected to be the largest health care worker strike in U.S. history.
Oct 2, 2023
Newsom’s pick to replace Feinstein: Laphonza Butler
Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed that Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List — a political action committee focused on electing pro-choice, Democratic women — will replace the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and finish out her term through 2024.
Oct 1, 2023
Labor leaders despair but don’t give up on unemployment for strikers after Gavin Newsom veto
Striking workers would have been eligible to collect California unemployment benefits under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed. He said it's a cost the state cannot afford to bear right now. Photo by David Swanson, Reuters