News and Bargaining Updates

Voting and Informational meetings began Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the Steelworkers Auditorium and for the first time, we hosted informational meetings/voting in multiple areas spanning from Vic

Our contract expired at midnight and we are now working without an agreement.

KP ultimately would not agree to our offer to extend the agreement while we continue to negotiate.

Kaiser can’t keep staffing issues and wage disparities in the shadows.

We will continue to move forward with our strike authorization vote.

Thousands of USW members tuned into our town hall yesterday to show their support and to receive updates from our leadership.

Despite all of the hard work and sacrifices we have made, Kaiser has not come to the bargaining table willing to partner with us on tough solutions. Instead,

Throughout our contract negotiations, KP has made outrageous demands. Management is refusing to act as an equal partner by proposing below market wage increases to frontline workers who put their lives and their families at risk throughout the pandemic.

We’re ready to fight for our patients and all health care workers


Final national bargaining session ended with no progress

We’re ready to fight for our patients and all health care workers

Alliance negotiators keep pushing to improve the lives of patients and workers; Kaiser doesn't move on key economic issues


Some Agreements Signed, More Work To Do

In the past, KP no showed at the last scheduled Local Bargaining session. Thousands of our union siblings participated in Union Solidarity Tuesday to show KP we will not back down in our fight for improvements in our contract. Because of your action, KP agreed to sit down and bargain locally. 

This week, we sat down with KP and for the first time in 16 years, we have come to some local tentative agreements including: