News and Bargaining Updates

Kaiser permanente is providing scrubs for those employees who are providing care and support to patients who meet the criteria or have tested positive for covid-19.  

COVID-19 Interim Scrub Policy
Effective 3/27/2020
The policy applies to all employees who are employed by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
and Health Plan, Inc (KFH/HP) and Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs)

This latest COVID-19 update is brought to you by your Medical Center Administrative Team (MCAT). Please print out and share/post daily for your staff and providers.

Below are today’s updates for physicians and staff:

As KP plans for patient surge, reassignments of employees into other roles are expected as services close in certain areas and expand in others.

These are subjects of bargaining.

Sisters and Brothers,

We heard your cries and we stand with you! Did you know that 150 million Americans are projected to contract COVID-19? WE all need to use our VOICE and let our elected officials know it's not okay that healthcare workers do not have access to PPE's (personal protective equipment). If they get sick, who is going to take care of us and our family members?

You probably guessed it, the answer is no. Please read the following message from our Senior Director of Labor Relations, SCAL Region, Richard Rosas.

Regional Communication
March 25, 2020

1. As COVID-19 continues to spread quickly and related news reports dominate the media, it’s natural to feel anxious and stressed. As you care for others, whether members, patients, or your own family, we want to be sure you prioritize taking care of yourself.

Many of you know me, but for those who do not, I am your USW Local 7600 President, Valery Robinson. I am taking your health/safety and well being very seriously during these unprecedented, critical times.  This is why I want to personally inform you of a very important update regarding PPE.

Richard Rosas, who is the Kaiser Permanente, Senior Director of Labor Relations of the Southern California Region has just announced that EVERYONE entering Inpatient or Outpatient facilities need to have their temperatures taken.