News and Bargaining Updates

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DAILY BARGAINING UPDATE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

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

DAILY BARGAINING UPDATE | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

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: 

Progress on racial justice, safety and dispute resolution; KP digs in on destructive staffing and economic positions

With contract negotiations entering their final scheduled days next week, our bargaining team made progress on racial justice, patient and worker safety, and improving dispute resolution. But KP clung to destructive, unsustainable positions on economics and staffing. The final national bargaining sessions are next Wednesday, September 8, through Friday, September 10.

This week our members showed up and wore their union shirts for Union Solidarity Tuesdays!

KP chose this moment to intimidate our members from showing their union pride, but WE WILL NOT BE STOPPED!

DAILY BARGAINING UPDATE | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

Today the Alliance released a new analysis of KP’s two-tier wage proposal. If implemented, the KP proposal would see newly-hired USW mobility techs, housekeeping attendants, and dietary aides in the Inland Empire earning less than California minimum wage! KP’s proposed two-tier system would only make the wage injustice in the Inland Empire worse.

The first of three days of national bargaining started with both labor and management accepting the initial recommendations presented by the Patient & Worker Safety and Problem and Dispute Resolution subcommittees.However, the tone quickly changed when the issue of economics came up.