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2014-01-23 16:22:44

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted psychotherapist and author, Stacy Kaiser, has pronounced the film, "August: Osage County", for which Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts have been nominated for acting Oscars, "the feel good film of the year." While this may seem to fly in the face of the top-of-the-voice arguments which fill the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy play by Tracy Letts from which the film is adapted, Kaiser says "seeing the laughs elicited from this kind of...

2013-11-25 16:26:44

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog wrote incoming Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson to take issue with "disconcerting statements made by one of your employees, Dr. Paul Phinney, the immediate past President of the California Medical Association, who has maintained that medical negligence and substance abuse among physicians are not significant patient safety issues that need to be addressed." In a recent interview and other media statements Phinney has...

2013-09-04 20:21:52

SACRAMENTO, Calif. , Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) and five other plaintiffs filed suit in the Superior Court of Sacramento, California to block Kaiser Permanente from participating in California's Health Benefit Exchange due to its substandard care that violates the Exchange's rules. In June, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) fined Kaiser $4 million for committing multiple and "serious"...

2011-03-03 13:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list was announced at a sold-out dinner in Washington, D.C., at DiversityInc's two-day event March 2-3. Kaiser Permanente was named the No. 1 company. This year, 535 companies participated in the DiversityInc Top 50 competition, up 19 percent from last year and up 70 percent in the past four years. DiversityInc fine-tuned its methodology this year to more thoroughly...

2011-02-10 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of registered nurses and nurse practitioners at more than 60 hospitals and medical offices in Northern and Central California have voted nearly unanimously to approve a new three-year contract with Kaiser Permanente, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. As the largest single contract for RNs in the U.S., the agreement charts a clear model for nurses throughout the nation in protecting existing...

2010-11-12 07:00:00

Kaiser workers reject SEIU's fear campaign and join with their co-workers in Southern California OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 1,500 Kaiser mental health professionals and optical workers in Northern California have voted to leave the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded the ballot count Wednesday afternoon with a final tally of...

2010-06-29 12:50:00

California labor leaders support petition for 45,000 caregivers to quit SEIU and join NUHW LOS ANGELES, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Kaiser employees fired the first shot today in a long-anticipated battle for independence that will determine the future of California's largest union, SEIU. They filed a petition that will trigger elections for 45,000 SEIU members to choose between the troubled incumbent and the state's fastest-growing union, the new National Union of...

2010-01-26 18:56:00

New member-led union caps first year with biggest victories yet; votes called a "referendum" against SEIU's power grabs and secret deals with employers LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one year to the day after SEIU seized control of California's healthcare union in a hostile takeover, nurses and healthcare professionals at nearly 100 Kaiser hospitals and clinics have voted to take back their union by joining the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). "Today...

2010-01-26 15:52:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the announcement of the union election results for Kaiser Permanente nurses, psych-social workers, and professionals in Southern California, Steve Trossman, communications director of the Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW), issued the following statement: "While today's election results are disappointing, the fact is only about 2,600 SEIU-UHW members have chosen NUHW over the past...

2007-06-14 06:08:18

By Paixao, S M Saagua, M C; Tenreiro, R; Anselmo, A M ABSTRACT: To search for reliable testing inocula alternatives to activated sludge cultures, several model microbial consortia were compared with activated sludge populations for their functional diversity. The evaluation of the metabolic potential of these mixed inocula was performed using the Biolog EcoPlates and GN and GP MicroPlates (Biolog, Inc., Hayward, California). The community- level physiological profiles (CLPPs) obtained for...