This Section of the Kaiser Papers is for the Employees of Kaiser and The Permanente
"Petra Albert sued Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. for disability discrimination, failure to engage in interactive process, retaliation, failure to prevent discrimination or retaliation, wrongful termination, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide rest periods, waiting time penalties and failure to provide accurate wage statements." Filed October 18, 2013 by Aegis Lawfirm in Irvine, California - http://www.aegislawfirm.com/
Article at: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/10/29/62427.htm
Legal Filing may be read here: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/10/29/albert%20breast%20cancer%20discr%20nightmare.pdf
Harassed at Kaiser Hospital, Black Man Says
By PHILIP A. JANQUART
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The lone black man in a Kaiser hospital Magnetic Resonance Imaging department was the target of a years-long campaign of discrimination, he alleges in Federal Court.
Plaintiff Sam Chiles, 42, was hired as an MRI technician at a Kaiser hospital in Sonoma County, in 2007, his complaint states. Over the next five years he was subjected to numerous acts of discrimination due to his race and age, which Kaiser allowed to continue, resulting in a hostile work environment, he says in his complaint.
Most of the discrimination came at the hands of co-defendants Frezghi Mengistab, an MRI Lead Technician; Deana Vestyns, an SRO Imaging Services Assistant Director; and Dr. Daniel Penn M.D., Chief of Medical Imaging, according to the complaint.
Please read the entire article at: http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/11/14/52268.htm
Kaiser Workers' Statewide Campaign Starts Tuesday
Union members to protest job cuts outside Sunset, Walnut Creek hospitals
LOS ANGELES and OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of SEIU-UHW members who work for Kaiser Permanente in California will picket outside their work sites for the next five weeks to protest management plans to slash 1,350 of their jobs. The first pickets will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, outside Kaiser Walnut Creek and Kaiser Sunset Medical Centers.
Two days later, union members will picket from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside Kaiser Santa Clara and Kaiser Panorama Medical Centers. Upcoming pickets will be announced at http://www.seiu-uhw.org/archives/category/kaiser-news. Nearly 50,000 SEIU-UHW members work for Kaiser in California, in all healthcare facilities and in a wide range of job classifications. They are protesting Kaiser management's announcement that the company wants to cut more than 1,800 jobs statewide, despite excellent financial performance and the high level of care that Kaiser workers provide to our patients.
"There is no economic justification for job cuts at Kaiser. Management's insistence on sending out notices to individual employees telling them that they want to eliminate their jobs is unnecessary and we urge them to reconsider it," said Paul Barkley, who works at Kaiser Sunset and serves as a union steward. "We have voted overwhelmingly to conduct statewide picketing to stand up for patient care and to protect our jobs."
In mid-August, Kaiser announced its outstanding financial performance for the second quarter. Net income for the quarter was $620 million, almost twice last year's second quarter and far exceeding its own projections. Just days later, Kaiser announced its intention to eliminate 1,350 bargaining unit positions statewide -- and informed many of our members by name that their positions were on the list. We oppose this action.
Schedule for First Week of Informational Picketing
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kaiser Sunset - 1505 N. Edgemont St. and 1515 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Kaiser Walnut Creek, 1425 S. Main St., Walnut Creek
Thursday, Sept. 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kaiser Panorama City, 13652 Cantara Street, Panorama City
Kaiser Santa Clara, 710 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara
Press Release:Injured Workers Advocates To Challenge California
Commission On Health And Safety and Workers Compensation On 8/27/2009