News and Bargaining Updates

To my USW 7600 Sisters and Brothers,

The Alliance of Healthcare Unions in partnership with the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions have created a weekly newsletter, "MeFit," as a positive resource for us to use.  The information within the newletter are subjects related to health, financial wellness, kids activities, current events, useful tips and much more.  "A one stop shop to help staff stay positive and a nice break from COVID emails," as stated by Marci Acevedo, one of the content creators.

The most recent edition Volume 1 | Issue 5, covers:

Our monthly membership and Women of Steel meetings for the month of April are canceled due to the CDC social distancing guidelines.  Links provided below for download.


Homeless Population Isolation Protocols

March 27, 2020  

1. PPE and Use of Personal Masks

Message from our Alliance partner, Megan Butler APR

They say “not all superheroes wear capes” and they’re right. They wear scrubs, lab coats, stethoscopes, hair nets, aprons, hard hats… the list goes on. Healthcare workers, frontline and behind the scenes, truly are real life superheroes by risking themselves every day to help our communities. Our union brothers and sisters are working through very challenging times and we don’t want that work to go unnoticed

We know the closure of schools and daycare centers, along with “shelter at home” orders have created a scarcity in childcare resources. This situation places immense pressure on essential workers – like Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians – to find alternative childcare resources because they must continue reporting to work. KP's Employee Assistance Program team has gathered a list of possible care referral sources that may help our people. Please share this information broadly.