The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions unites more than 85,000 health care workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California, Colorado, Oregon, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington.
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Even though Kaiser lost money in 2022, it was an outlier, not the trend. Kaiser reported more than $21 billion in profit over the last five years, and their net worth doubled between 2018 and 2022 to $58.9B. Add to that the billions spent on acquiring Geisinger Health, it is clear Kaiser isn’t a company that’s struggling.
Shamefully, Kaiser employs thousands of workers across the country who don’t make a $25/hr living wage. And although inflation is hurting all Kaiser Permanente employees, it is hardest for them.
NATIONAL BARGAINING BEGINS
Our first challenge to Kaiser: Hire 10,000 new workers
The biggest issue we have to solve at Kaiser is the chronic understaffing we face in our facilities, with 11.1% of all Coalition positions vacant and it taking an average of 80 days to fill (and that’s just the average – we know it sometimes takes more than six months!).
Given the urgency of the staffing crisis, we presented a challenge to management: let’s commit to an increase of 10,000 new Kaiser employees into Coalition positions by the end of 2023. And they said yes!
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After three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, there simply aren’t enough healthcare workers to safely and properly care for patients.
Coalition union members are calling on Kaiser to use our upcoming contract negotiations as an opportunity to heal our industry by ending the staffing crisis. Our patients are depending on us.