Tentative agreement reached to end Kaiser Permanente mental health strike in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Kaiser Permanente and the National Union of Health Care Workers announced Tuesday that a tentative agreement has been reached, ending a 10-week strike by mental health therapists in Northern California.

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“The new 4-year agreement will benefit Kaiser Permanente patients and spur collaborative efforts to improve access to mental health care, while better recognizing and supporting mental health therapists in their important work,” said said the National Union of Health Care Workers. in a report.

The goal of the strike was not about money but about hiring more mental health workers to meet the growing demand for patient care.

A two-day ratification vote will take place on Tuesday evening, after which more details of the deal will be released.

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