News and Bargaining Updates

12/23/2021

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. 

Voting and Informational meetings began Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the Steelworkers Auditorium and for the first time, we hosted informational meetings/voting in multiple areas spanning from Victorville to Murrieta, Riverside to Palm Springs.

Today, December 3, 2021, we returned to the Steelworker Auditorium in Fontana, CA, and hosted our last round of informational meetings and voting. At 5:00 P.M., voting ended and we began counting the ballots.

The members of USW Local 7600, overwhelmingly ratified our Local and National tentative agreements by a 95% YES vote!

You made it clear that we were not going to accept 2-tier wages for new hires, that we needed progress on WAGE JUSTICE in the IE, and that we deserved more than 1%.

In response, we joined together like never before, in unity and solidarity, and showed the world that we were willing to do whatever it took to get a fair contract.

Under construction

Our Tentative Agreement includes wage increases and wage justice, major staffing improvements, and two-tier is defeated.

FAQ's

Where do I go to picket?
You should go to your work site unless you work from home or you were told a different location. 

I work from home. Where do I go?
You may have gotten a text message from the union about your picket line assignment. If you don’t have that information, go to the closest medical center.