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Kaiser Mental-Health Workers Reject Latest Contract Offer

Mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities rejected the latest contract offer from the company, union officials announced today as they called for a resumption of labor negotiations. Leaders of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, representing about 4,000 mental health clinicians and other medical professionals, had recommended rejection of the contract offer. “Kaiser has acknowledged that it’s facing a mental health crisis, but its proposals didn’t offer clinicians meaningful solutions to provide timely, adequate care for patients,” Clement Papazian, a Kaiser clinical social worker, said in a statement released by the union. “We could not support a contract that