Kaiser has pocketed more than $11 billion in profits during the pandemic, yet time and again they have chosen to disrespect workers on the frontlines of caring for patients. We refuse to be divided. We refuse to be broken. We refuse to be shortchanged. Our patients are too important to allow Kaiser’s greed to undermine their care. We are calling on Kaiser to get back to the values that used to be their guidepost by investing in patients, in workers, and in our communities instead of just lining their pockets.
Let’s Be Friends!
#ThankfulFor our #union #1u
Must-read: This report from @greenhousenyt takes a look at five workers and documents how belonging to a union has lifted those workers, has improved their pay and benefits, and given them a far stronger voice at work.
We are happy to hear @AHCunions have just settled an agreement with Kaiser without a divisive two-tier system. We are proud of every single union member who took action to stop this attack on workers and patient care and bring about this victory, yet our work continues.
Not only are @aboutKP executives failing to confront the crisis in care brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, their drive for profits over people is making things even worse for patients and workers. Enough is enough @KPNorcal
#BeKP #Strikesgiving https://twitter.com/msainat1/status/1456624530554818576
An additional 40,000 Kaiser Permanente workers in northern California are voting to authorize a one day strike in solidarity with 700 building engineers who have been on strike for weeks.
This is in addition to the 32k KP workers who set a strike date for November 15
Today, @AHCunions march for safe staffing and better patient care by firmly standing against two-tier wages/benefits at @kpthrive. As other hospitals raise wages, Kaiser races to the bottom. Patients and communities deserve better. Solidarity!
⏰12pm 📍Pasadena Memorial Park
“Two-tier finds a crack and creates a canyon.” - Jane Carter, labor economist @unacuhcp
“The largest, longest-lasting, most-comprehensive labor-management partnership in the United States is in peril.”
cc: @LMPtalk @kpthrive https://twitter.com/labornotes/status/1450506578096898049
Workers across three states are preparing for a massive strike at Kaiser Permanente. The heart of the conflict is Kaiser's two-tier wage proposal, a rarity in health care. https://labornotes.org/2021/10/kaisers-outrageous-two-tier-wage-proposal-may-provoke-massive-strike