More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers in five states —including 22,000 in the Bay Area — went on strike Wednesday after the company and unions failed to resolve a dispute over wages and staffing levels. The union says the strike, set to last three days, is the largest in the healthcare sector in U.S. history. We’ll look at how the walkout is affecting patient care and how it fits into the recent trend of labor actions targeting a range of industries across the country.
How Kaiser Permanente Strike is Impacting the Bay Area
Jeannifer Key, licensed clinical social worker at Kaiser Oakland; member, SEIU-UHW
Ken Jacobs, chair, Center for Labor Research and Education at UC Berkeley
Farida Jhabvala Romero, reporter, KQED
Dr. Robert Pearl, former CEO, The Permanente Medical Group; author, "Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients"