LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Thousands of psychiatrists, therapists, and psychiatric nurses are on strike from Kaiser Permanente facilities.
Picket lines went up Tuesday at a Kaiser location in Fontana.READ MORE: LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing
The National Union Of Healthcare Workers want staffing increases and shorter wait times for mental health patients.READ MORE: West Valley Animal Shelter To Reopen On March 15 After Closing Due To Pandemic
The strike is set to continue throughout the week at various locations in L.A. and Orange County.
Kaiser says the worker’s union rejected the latest offer.MORE NEWS: Manhattan Beach Police Officer Charged With Sending Sexually Explicit Messages To Teenage Girl
Despite the strike, Kaiser hospitals and medical offices will stay open.