Unites more than 85,000 health care workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California, Colorado, Oregon, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington.
Take a Stand Against Two-Tier Wages and Benefits at Kaiser
The agreement between Kaiser and the Alliance of Healthcare Unions expires on September 30.
Kaiser is pushing an array of cuts for those workers, most importantly lower wage rates and eliminating Defined Contribution retirement benefits for new hires— a first step to reducing pay and benefits for all of us.
Sound familiar? Coalition workers narrowly averted a strike in 2019 to fight back these same cuts, and we must do everything we can to stop them again now.
“We are on the frontlines of this pandemic risking our lives, exhausting our bodies, and depleting our mental health fighting this pandemic. It’s demoralizing to hear that Kaiser thinks any of us are overpaid.”
DeAnna Andry, OPEIU Local 29, Unit Assistant, Richmond Medical Center, Northern California
Coalition Leaders Sharpen Skills, Prepare for 2023 Bargaining at Union Delegate Conference
On August 13-14, more than 200 union members nationwide gathered virtually for the annual Union Delegates Conference (UDC). With 2023 National Bargaining on the horizon, member leaders walked away empowered and mobilized and discussed what’s at stake in our Partnership.
More than a Mandate: CKPU Leaders Push for Answers, Fair Impacts from KP’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy
At a meeting with Kaiser on their unilateral implementation of the Mandatory Vaccination Policy, your Coalition Leaders expressed anger and disappointment that this was not done in partnership. Kaiser apologized and said they had to act quickly in the name of public health and that their goal is to get people vaccinated, not terminate anyone.
But we did not stop there and told we Kaiser, “We need more than a mandate.”