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Union Growth

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.

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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 :

Community Service/Benefit

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.

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The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions AFL-CIO

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, AFL-CIO, is a federation of 33 union locals representing 126,000 Kaiser Permanente employees. Our newest locals are UNITE HERE Local 5 in Hawaii, IUOE Local 501 in Southern California, and OPEIU Local 8, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW Local 21 of Washington state. 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 as we observe our 20th Anniversary.

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