News and Bargaining Updates

Attention Fontana Pharmacy Assistants!

Kaiser Permanente has an exciting training opportunity exclusively for Full-time, Part-time, and On-call Pharmacy Assistants under USW.

USW Local 7600 commends the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and Kaiser Permanente for reaching a tentative agreement after a historic 3-day strike. President Michael Barnett and Vice President Norberto Gomez express their appreciation. 

"Announcement: Exciting Partnership with American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL)!"

We are delighted to share some exciting news with you! Since July, we've entered into a significant partnership with American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL), a 100% Union insurance company dedicated to serving the needs of our members.

What Does This Partnership Mean for You?

As part of this collaboration, we want to ensure that you are aware of the benefits available to you. AIL has been working diligently to reach out to our members, and some of you may have already received communication from them.

Your Exclusive Benefit: Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage

One of the key benefits we're thrilled to offer you is Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage at absolutely no cost to you.

Here's how it works:

  • AIL has been sending out letters to our members. Within these letters, you will find a response card.
  • This response card is essential for designating your beneficiary intent, and ensuring that your loved ones are protected in unforeseen circumstances.
  • If you've already filled out and returned the card or responded online, an AIL representative may have already been in touch with you to provide information on your no-cost insurance offers.

Additional Options Tailored to Your Needs

In addition to this no-cost benefit, AIL offers supplementary insurance options. While these are voluntary, they can be customized to suit your unique needs and provide you with added peace of mind.

What to Expect Next:

Please be on the lookout for the Union's letter and response card if you haven't already received it. If you've already engaged with AIL or have questions, feel free to reach out to them directly.

We appreciate your continued support and participation in our community. Your well-being and financial security are of utmost importance to us, and we are confident that this partnership with AIL will enhance your overall experience.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Solidarity with SEIU-UHW

Members of SEIU-UHW and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions have announced an intention to engage in a strike at Kaiser facilities across the country. This strike is expected to take place from October 4 thru October 7. Some locations where USW members work may be affected by this anticipated strike. We understand that you likely have questions about the SEIU strike and how it impacts you. Here are some answers to some common questions that might come up:

Q: Is the USW going on strike?

United Steelworkers Local 7600 is proud to announce a gesture of gratitude that embodies our commitment to our dedicated members. In recognition of your unwavering support, we are excited to introduce the Membership Appreciation Jackets, a token of our appreciation designed to celebrate our union's strength and unity.

Exclusive Member Gift: A Stylish USW-Embroidered Jacket

The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region is experiencing a high Operating Room patient census resulting in an increased demand for related staffing as a result of COVID-19 impacts. Faced with this challenge, Southern California Permanente Medical Group ("SCPMG") and USW Local 7600 agreed to temporarily offer an "Extra Shift Incentive" to induce employees in the following specified SCPMG classifications to work extra shifts under SCPMG as specifically listed below:

Dear members,

We hope this message finds you in high spirits and excellent health. As members of USW Local 7600, we have a thrilling opportunity that can make a significant impact on our work environment and the well-being of everyone at KP.

Mark Your Calendar – July 17, 2023