20 years ago, the Coalition joined with Kaiser Permanente to form the Labor Management Partnership. Read our story here. The Coalition has grown from 55,000 union workers to 115,000 today. Join us this year as we reflect and celebrate the contributions of our Coalition unions: 28 locals in 11 internationals. Each month we will feature one of our internationals and their locals.
March: AFSCME, UNAC/UHCP
United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) is an AFSCME affiliate that represents more than 26,000 registered nurses and other health care professionals in Southern California. RNs, optometrists, pharmacists and other health professionals have partnered with doctors and managers since the beginning of the LMP; in clinics, hospitals, at the bargaining table, in the community, on health, safety, career and innovation…
More than 30 representatives from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions attended the 39th Annual National Diversity and Inclusion Conference in Los Angeles. UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan delivered a keynote on the impact of workplace bullying and highlighted Coalition union work with Kaiser Permanente.
A pair of workshops featured the Coalition and partnership work as well. A unit-based team from Inglewood, Calif., shared ways it’s diverse team member have connected with the surrounding community to lower hypertension and combat the effects of sickle cell disease. Union leaders from UNAC/UHCP and SEIU-UHW led participants through a historical–and current view–of how labor unions and civil rights causes intersect.
The Total Health Incentive Plan, a negotiated benefit—bargained by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and Kaiser Permanente— gives workers good reasons to take charge of their health.
In September, more than 85 percent of employees eligible for the 2015 THIP each collected $150 for maintaining up-to-date screenings for four health risk factors: body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking.
Employees in Northern California and the Mid-Atlantic States region got their $150 bonus (before taxes) in their September 23 paychecks. Those in Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, the Northwest, Southern California and Program Offices got it in their September 30 paychecks.
For the 2016 THIP year, there’s again an opportunity to earn a bonus:
For more information, go to kp.org/totalhealthincentive.
More than 150 emerging leaders from our locals in the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions gathered in San Diego for three days of workshops, networking and action planning. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this unique federation of locals, we are poised to build on two decades of unity and progress. The theme, Creating Our Legacy, gave union members—including union partnership representatives, health and safety labor leads, and others—a call to action to take the labor movement and our partnership with Kaiser Permanente to the next level. Download available handouts and presentations here.