In California, more than 2,000 members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), have been on strike since August 15. This strike, by Kaiser Permanente therapists, psychologists, social workers and chemical dependency counselors, isn’t about wages and benefits. Those issues were settled before the strike began. NUHW members want Kaiser to wake up and confront the mental health crisis that has taken hold in their communities and is surging across the nation. Above: Permanente San Francisco Medical Center in 2018 in San Francisco, California.