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Workshop Talks: Nurses vs. Kaiser

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: Nurses vs. Kaiser Contract bargaining has begun between the California Nurses Association and Kaiser Permanente. CNA has steadfastly rejected management’s demand to hold negotiations in closed sessions….

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Let RNs give care

On Jan. 6, RNs from the California Nurses Association (CNA) picketed a new state-of-the-art facility at Kaiser Oakland to protest increasing restrictions on access to care while decreasing frontline care staff. The opening was timed to coincide with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Continue reading

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Job makes us sick

Kaiser imposed added staff cuts in the same breath as it announced the “Total Health Incentive Plan” campaign. While it is promoted as voluntary, the program hides the reality of the health of workers and patients sacrificed daily in the name of cost efficiency. Workers realize they risk their own health and the health of their patients when they come to work sick. Yet we are called into disciplinary meetings when we exceed the company set limit in the number of sick days. Continue reading

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November-December 2013 News & Letters online

The new November-December 2013 issue of News & Letters is online. News & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 6 November – December 2013 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead The Syrian Revolution as the test … Continue reading

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Judging workers for control and profit

The phenomenon of human beings losing a race with machines is especially pernicious in the healthcare workplace. The computer has become the virtual boss of everyone in the shop, by setting the pace of everyone’s job. Continue reading

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Some cuts don’t heal

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Some cuts don’t heal by Htun Lin As Congress’s latest self-imposed sequestration crisis makes clear, not all cuts are the same. A campaign slogan of California Nurses’ Association … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Who lost to SEIU?

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: Who lost to SEIU? by Htun Lin The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced the results of the recent union election at Kaiser Permanente in California. The media declared … Continue reading

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