News and Bargaining Updates

The Alliance of Healthcare Unions and Kaiser Permanente have teamed up to deliver an educational session about Monkeypox. There will be three presenters from KP on the medical and workplace safety issues related to monkeypox. They are the national KP leaders working on this issue. The meeting will include an opportunity to ask questions and dialogue. Please find below, the ATTENDEE Link for the Alliance Monkeypox Educational Session, scheduled for Today, September 15th, 5-6 pm (PDT).

Urgent Care and ED Extra Shift Incentives which expired at 7:00 am, on August 31, 2022, have been extended. The new sunset date is 7 am on October 1, 2022. All other terms and conditions remain the same as the current originating ESIs for the following:


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Emergency Room Tech


Our membership meeting for the month of August has been canceled. 
The Women of Steel meeting is scheduled for August 18, 2022, at the USW Local 7600 Union Hall.

July 20, 2022 

The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region is experiencing a high Urgent Care and Emergency Department patient census resulting in an increased demand for staffing as a result of COVID-19 impacts. Faced with this challenge, Southern California Permanente Medical Group (“SCPMG”) leadership and USW 7600 agreed to temporarily offer an "Extra Shift Incentive" to induce employees in the following Licensed Vocational Nurse and Medical Assistant classifications to work extra “message management” shifts in departments under SCPMG as specifically listed below: 

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Correction, in person meetings will begin in the month of April.

We are excited to announce that in-person meetings are returning to the USW Local 7600 Hall. Please see the flyers below for more information. We hope to see you soon!