The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, AFL-CIO, is a federation of 34 locals from 12 international unions that represent more than 126,000 health care workers. With Kaiser Permanente, the Coalition has formed the largest, longest-lasting Labor Management Partnership in the United States.
Coalition RN council unites union nurses at KP
Nursing professionals across the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions are uniting to establish a clear vision and strategic plan to elevate the practice of nursing and jointly work with Kaiser Permanente peers on issues ranging from workload and backfill to patient safety.
UNITE HERE Joins the 126,000-strong Coalition
Local 5, representing 1,900 LPNs, clerks and other workers in Hawaii, is the first UNITE HERE local to join the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions. Local 5 board member Joyce Griffin said the move will “improve the lives of our union members and our patients who deserve quality patient care.” Read the announcement here. This year, the Coalition added thousands of union workers through the addition of :
- UNITE HERE Local 5 in Hawaii
- a new local in Southern California–IUOE Local 501, and
- a new KP Washington region–OPEIU Local 8, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, and UFCW Local 21.
Coalition union nurses head to Puerto Rico on medical mission
Members of Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP) have joined a large delegation of volunteers heading to Puerto Rico Wednesday morning to provide medical aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Read more here.
Labor Management Partnership turned 20 in 2017
Twenty years ago, union members represented by Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions locals ratified an agreement with KP to create the Labor Management Partnership—a new way of working that now includes more than 150,000 managers, physicians and union-represented workers across Kaiser Permanente.
The Labor Management Partnership is proof that labor unions aren’t just about making things better for workers, but improving the health of our communities as well. In just the first six months of 2017, partnership teams launched nearly 10,000 self-directed projects to improve Kaiser Permanente’s quality, service, and affordability.
Read more here.