Kaiser Permanente’s mental health workers are planning to begin a five-day strike Monday across California, a week after the Oakland health care nonprofit announced a new CEO. Around 4,000 unionized therapists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health employees will form picket lines starting at 6 a.m. Monday, outside various Kaiser locations across California. The action had been postponed for a month following the death of former CEO Bernard Tyson. Protests by members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers will continue throughout the week at different locations. On Monday, workers will picket outside the San Francisco and Santa Clara medical offices. On Tuesday, they plan to picket outside Kaiser’s Oakland medical center with a rally at noon; at Redwood City, San Leandro, Vallejo and Walnut Creek medical centers on Wednesday; and in Oakland, San Jose, San Rafael and Vacaville on Friday. The workers are asking Kaiser to “fix its broken mental … [Read more...] about Kaiser mental health workers to begin five-day strike across California Monday
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Photo: The Voorhes For Variety Photo: The Voorhes For Variety Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: The Voorhes For Variety NBCUniversal Strikes Data Pact With TVSquared for TV Stations, RSNs 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NBCUniversal’s TV stations want to keep talking to their advertisers even after their commercials have already run. The company’s 42 NBC and Telemundo TV stations and nine regional sports cable outlets have formed a partnership with TVSquared, a company that tracks response to advertising in an effort to determine the effectiveness of the efforts. The agreement represents the latest effort by a major media company’s TV stations to provide more information about results from commercials to advertisers at a time when … [Read more...] about NBCUniversal Strikes Data Pact With TVSquared for TV Stations, RSNs
Photo: Yimmy Yayo If you’re looking for the most powerful hair dryer or handiest chef’s knife, those things can be easy enough to find. Other objects of desire are a little more taste-based. What’s the next status water bottle or hand wash, for instance? Regular readers of the Strategist will know that we’ve previously turned to resident Cool Guy Chris Black (he’s a partner at brand consultancy Public Announcement) to help us answer both of those questions, and to get more of Chris’s advice, he’s now answering reader questions for us in a regular column. If you have a burning question about the next fanny pack or Noah rugby shirt, drop us an email with the subject line “Ask Chris” at [email protected] Father’s Day is coming up! What are you going to get your dad? What are you getting your dad friends? What would you want if you were a dad? My dad, Gary L. Black, is simple. He … [Read more...] about Ask Chris Black: What Are You Getting Your Dad for Father’s Day?
close Video Gaetz on Hunter Biden: 'Hard to believe guy buying crack was worth $86,000 a month to Burisma' Rep Matt Gaetz questions how Burisma Holdings could invest $86,000 a month in Hunter Biden after evidence of his drug use became clear House Judiciary Committee Democrats were set to hold a key vote to adopt the two articles of impeachment against President Trump, following an ongoing all-day marathon hearing in which seemingly no topic -- from Hunter Biden's drug use to a Republican congressman's past drunken-driving arrest -- was off-limits. There was even some intrigue during breaks in the proceedings when a member of the media was caught on camera furtively taking a photograph of Democrats' private documents. He was later escorted out of the Capitol building. ("Media spy games," House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., wrote on Twitter.) It remained unclear how long the markup would last. “Look, we’re gonna be … [Read more...] about House panel to hold key impeachment vote, after day of all-out sparring and intrigue
Global oil markets still face a surplus next year even if OPEC and its partners deliver newly-announced production cuts in full, the International Energy Agency said. Oil inventories may accumulate by 700,000 barrels a day in the first quarter even if the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies implement the entire cutback of 2.1 million barrels a day agreed last week, the IEA said in a monthly report. Supplies outside the group, led by U.S. shale, continue to grow much faster than world demand. While crude prices climbed to a 12-week high in New York after OPEC+ surprised traders with their latest intervention, they remain below $60 a barrel amid concern that the additional output curbs still won't be enough. The U.S. briefly became a net exporter of oil three months ago, underscoring the challenge OPEC faces from America's shale boom. "The market has done its own sums and the reaction to oil's new deal has so far been muted," said the Paris-based agency, which … [Read more...] about OPEC+ oil supply cuts won’t prevent surplus in 2020, IEA says