News and Bargaining Updates

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.

Join union health care workers from across the region as we speak up for our patients and our professions at the March for the Future of Health Care on October 30, in KP SCAL’s backyard, beautiful Pasadena, California.

Guests of all ages are welcome to attend the event just keep in mind we will be marching from one location to another to prepare accordingly.

Please complete the form to RSVP and let us know you plan on attending.

Transportation to the March:

We Stand Up and Fight Back!

The USW has a proud history of standing with our Locals in the toughest fights.

You've made it clear through our strike assessment, feedback during our town halls and by participating in Union Solidarity Days that you will not settle for anything less than the fair contract we all deserve.

We continue to review KP's proposals, but will move forward with a vote to determine whether to grant our local negotiators the authority to institute a strike if necessary.