News and Bargaining Updates

While bargaining continues this week, behind the scenes USW 7600 members are actively preparing for a strike if necessary!

10/28/21

Our Bargaining Committee continues to meet to try and make progress at the table, but KP has not moved away from its harmful proposals.  Our leadership continues to prepare for a strike as a last resort

What to Expect at the March

We will meet at 12:00 PM at Memorial Park.  We will hear from our very own Vice President, Chair of Healthcare Bargaining and Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO Fred Redmond, and representatives from Alliance unions. We will then march 2 blocks to City Hall where the Mayor of Pasadena will speak.

Come visit us at our booth in Memorial park where we will have the following:

  • Snack bags for children
  • Water
  • Signs

Public Transportation

For people who have RSVP'd for the Riverside bus only.

 Please send a text message to phone number 77820 with the total number of bus seats you need. 

Bus Information
Meet no later than 9:30 am at:
Farrell’s Ice Cream
3610 Park Sierra Dr,
Riverside, CA 92505

For people who have RSVP'd for the Ontario bus only.

  Please send a text message to phone number 77820 with the total number of bus seats you need. 

Bus Information
Meet no later than 9:30 am at:
Ontario Medical Center – OVASC
2295 Vineyard Ave
Ontario, CA 91761

For people who have RSVP'd for the Fontana bus only.

Please reply to the confirmation text message from #77820 with the total amount of bus seats you need or if you need to cancel by midnight. 

Bus Information
Meet no later than 9:30 am at:
Wendy’s
16984 Valley Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335

10/25/21

Our bargaining committee, along with the Alliance, continues to hold the line for a 4% across-the-board wage increase as we bargain this week. KP has responded with / substandard increases. This is unacceptable!

It is time to bring our fight to the public as we prepare for a strike! Come to our March on October 30 in Pasadena to Show KP we will not stand for this! The Local has arranged buses from Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Palm Desert, and Temecula. RSVP as soon as possible to let us know you are coming and to save a spot on the bus!

Last week, three of the Alliance’s largest unions – UNAC/UHCP, USW Local 7600, and OFNHP – announced that over 95% of each union’s members voted to authorize a strike. This week, two more locals announced their members also voted overwhelmingly to authorize strikes – UNITE HERE Local 5 in Hawaii, and UFCW Locals in SCAL.

Collectively, these five unions represent 36,000 Alliance members eligible to strike now. Another 2,450 UFCW Local 1996 members in Georgia are currently voting, and 760 members of UFCW Local 21 in Washington may vote soon.

Our powerful vote to authorize our bargaining committee to send a 10-day notice to strike if necessary kicked off a wave of momentum across our union and joined our cause with unionized workers across the country. In the coming weeks, we expect more than 40,000 Kaiser Permanente (KP) health care workers nationwide will be ready to do whatever it takes for our patients and our workers.