Andrea Kumura’s occupation came to a halt on Aug. 29 when she and about 60 other mental wellness providers went on strike from Kaiser Permanente, spurred by staffing shortages, weak functioning problems and comparatively very low wages.
The longtime medical social worker for youth and kupuna has been portion of the negotiations between the Countrywide Union of Health care Staff and Kaiser, but so considerably they have been unable to attain an settlement.
“It’s not a Covid concern like Kaiser is expressing,” Kumura claimed. “It is way past that.”
The bargaining committee rejected Kaiser’s most current provide this week, and