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The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions AFL-CIO

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, AFL-CIO, is a federation of 28 union locals representing more than 100,000 Kaiser Permanente employees. Since 1997, the Coalition has worked with Kaiser Permanente in the largest and longest-lasting labor management partnership in the United States to help provide affordable, high-quality care and service to KP members while ensuring industry-leading pay, benefits and working conditions for our union members. Learn more about how we got here.

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Coalition leaders, member at KP National Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Oct. 27-28

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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.

Total Health Incentive Plan Pays Off

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:

  • Health Screenings Gate: You can earn a maximum payout of $150 if your region collectively demonstrates an increase among eligible employees in up-to-date screenings across six measures: body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and smoking; and breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.
  • Health Improvement Goals: If your region meets the above gate, you can also earn up to an additional $350 for collective achievement of Health Improvement Goals in three areas, each with its own payout structure: body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and smoking.

For more information, go to kp.org/totalhealthincentive.

2016 Frontline Skills Development Institute

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.

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Kathy Schmidt, OFNHP, and Pete diCicco, founding executive director of the Coalition

Kathy Schmidt, OFNHP, and Pete diCicco, founding executive director of the Coalition

 

 

 

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