June 23, 2023
Our third session of National Bargaining was dedicated to discussing the Labor Management Partnership, and we made strong formal proposals to Kaiser management regarding the PSP and the future of the partnership.
- PSP. We made it very clear. We expect guaranteed minimum payouts every year, and we expect that management will share our goals and payouts so we never again have the situation where our bosses get a bonus for work we did.
- Staffing. Building on our agreement with Kaiser to hire 10,000 new workers into Coalition positions by the end of 2023, we proposed language around reducing registry work, creating paid externships, investing in training, and removing even more of the experience barriers Kaiser workers are facing to “grow our own” at Kaiser.
- Growth. We all want to see Kaiser grow and expand. But any new workers that come in under the Kaiser umbrella – whether it’s here in California or in Pennsylvania or wherever! – have to be part of the partnership and have the right to come together into a union.
“If Partnership is on life support, PSP has flatlined. That’s why we put forward our Partnership and PSP proposal—to bring it back to life.”
-Tiffany Powell, Union Liaison, OPEIU Local 2, Mid-Atlantic
National Town Hall (virtual): June 29
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