Kaiser Mental Health Strike Enters Day 3 With Picket Line Moving to Maui

The mental health strike at Kaiser moves to Maui today as the open-ended event enters Day 3. Clinicians with the National Union of Healthcare Workers will hold a picket today, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kaiser Maui Lani Medical Office, located at 55 Maui Lani Parkway in Wailuku.

Across the state, Kaiser Permanente mental health care workers, represented by the NUHW union began the strike Monday with picket lines in Honolulu and other locations on Oʻahu. After today’s Maui picket, the strike line will move to the Hawaiʻi Island on Thursday before returning to Oʻahu during the Labor Day weekend. Kaiser’s mental health care workers in California also have been on strike over the same issues since Aug. 15.

According to the union, Kaiser Permanente employs 57 mental health care workers, including nine on Maui. With 266,000 subscribers across Hawai’i, the NUHW says the ratio is not enough, “resulting in dangerously long wait times that far exceed clinical standards.”

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