News and Bargaining Updates

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 imp

Join Alliance Stewards, UBT Co-Leads and Sponsors from across KP to strengthen our unity and learn how our new contract will help move our work and address workplace issues! (Click the flyer and register as a steward, open to all USW members. You must be a member to attend)


FOR THE FIRST TIME, we are inviting all Alliance members to join us for a special union-only event during the Alliance Leadership Conference to hear and learn from colleagues how you can lead your team to success and better solve issues in 2022.

  • Learn how we can use the power of our unity and partnership tools to address staffing, UBT engagement, racial justice, worker safety and more
  • Check-in: Let us know about common roadblocks and how we can best support your UBT work.
  • Learn what’s in our new National Agreement and how it will support your UBT work
  • Hear from colleagues on the highs and lows of UBT work and how you can pivot to solve common issues
  • Share your best practices and winning strategies to drive the work forward

Register as a steward by scanning or tapping the QR code (And don’t forget to complete the short survey after you register. We want to hear from you!)

ACTION: Submit your request for time off as soon as possible. If you are scheduled to work, you may be able to arrange with your manager, supervisor or management co-lead to use Flex Time. If you are NOT scheduled to work, this is not paid time.

The monthly membership meeting will not be held at the USW Local 7600 union hall. Instead, we are having the meeting at the Steelworker auditorium which is around the corner. The Steelworker auditorium is a bigger venue and is needed for COVID precautions. Thank you for understanding. 

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!

License/Certification Required: Current CA LVN license and, BCLS,
To Apply: Please submit to the requisitions below on the KP Careers site at:

USW Local 7600 President Micheal Barnett and Vice President Norberto Gomez continue to FIERCELY advocate for YOU and for the extra shift incentive pay. Their tireless, unwavering efforts have proven fruitful, forcing Kaiser Permanente to recognize the need for additional classifications in receiving the extra shift incentive pay. For now, the following classifications have been added:


For all LVN's

The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region is experiencing a high increase in patient census resulting in an increased demand for staffing. 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 above-mentioned classifications to work additional shifts.