COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate


The Alliance and USW local 7600 met to discuss KP’s announced vaccine mandate. KP should have spoken with us prior to announcing this policy as this is not how partners act. We have agreed to bargain over the effects and implementation of this policy.

Our priorities in bargaining include:

  • A fair and confidential process for exemptions
  • Compliance with CDC guidelines and appropriate safety protocols
  • Consideration for employees impacted by this policy
  • Extending COVID benefits now that the pandemic is continuing

KP is open to considering some of these issues, but it seems clear they will not change their position in regards to the consequences of remaining unvaccinated without an approved exemption.

As we continue these discussions, in order to maintain employment, it is essential you follow the process outlined in the email sent from [email protected] to your Kaiser email 8/18/2021 at 12:46 pm.

Important details outlined in the email include:

  • Submission of medical or religious exemption by August 23
  • Make sure you are fully vaccinated no later than September 30