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 "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 -

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Harassed at Kaiser Hospital, Black Man Says
 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.
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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 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

SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW) is the largest hospital and healthcare union in the western
United States with more than 150,000 members. We unite every type of healthcare worker with a mission to achieve high-quality healthcare for all. SEIU-UHW is part of the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation's fastest-growing union. Learn more at

8/25/2009 Press Release:Injured Workers Advocates To Challenge California Commission On Health And Safety and Workers Compensation On 8/27/2009

Injured workers and Injured Worker Advocates to Challenge California Commission On Health & Safety And Workers Compensation at their August 27, 2009 Oakland meeting.

Injured worker advocate Dina Padilla of VOICES-B.E.S.T. Ca. chapter, Sandi Trend, mother of injured Agraquest biotech worker David Bell and Steve Zeltzer Chair of the California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day CCWMD will present testimony of  the failure of the California OSHA and the Workers Compensation System and the Fraud Assessment Commission and California District Attorneys to prosecute fraud by the insurance industry and large employers.

 This testimony will be presented to the commission which does studies on the health and safety of workers in California and also on the effectiveness of the workers compensation system must investigate the removal of all doctors at Ca-OSHA for California's 17 million workers, the failure to properly protect workers and members of communities at toxic dump sites such as the Downey Studios and Kaiser Hospital in Downey California and the failure to properly protect workers in the biotech and nanotech industries.

The recent revelations as well about the Downey Toxic Dump and the failure of developer Stuart Lichter to clean up the deadly toxic site before it was used for a movie studio and Kaiser hospital complex is a direct result of the deregulation of Workers Compensation in California and also the destruction of Ca-OSHA.

The speakers will also call for an investigation of all toxic dump sites in California and the failure to properly clean up these sites and the ongoing healthcare crisis at these sites.

Also, the speakers will raise the issue of the failure to have proper health and safety in the biotechnology and nanotechnology industries in California.

These new industries are unregulated and workers who are contaminated and sickened at these industries have a virtual impossible time getting proper protection and workers compensation due to the insurance control of the workers compensation industry including the use of company doctors.

Thursday August 27, 2009 10:00 AM
California State Building Oakland
1515 Clay St.
Oakland, California

California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
P.O. Box 20027
San Francisco, CA 94172