News and Updates

As we navigate through this difficult time, we want you to be reassured that the union will provide all necessary updates with full transparency, to you, the members of

Alliance update on all the National Bargaining subcommittees including, economics, safety, racial justice, staffing, and dispute resolution.

USW FAM, the community needs our help!

KP has oppened COVID vaccinations to ages 12 and up, for members and non members and will be accepting walk ups.

The Alliance of Healthcare Unions in partnership with the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions have created a weekly newsletter, "MeFit," as a positive resource for us to use.  The information within the newletter are subjects related to health, financial wellness, kids activities, current events, useful tips and much more.  "A one stop shop to help staff stay positive and a nice break from COVID emails," as stated by Marci Acevedo, one of the content creators.

The most recent edition Volume 1 | Issue 5, covers:

Our monthly membership and Women of Steel meetings for the month of April are canceled due to the CDC social distancing guidelines.  Links provided below for download.

LATEST UPDATES

Homeless Population Isolation Protocols

March 27, 2020  

1. PPE and Use of Personal Masks

Message from our Alliance partner, Megan Butler APR

They say “not all superheroes wear capes” and they’re right. They wear scrubs, lab coats, stethoscopes, hair nets, aprons, hard hats… the list goes on. Healthcare workers, frontline and behind the scenes, truly are real life superheroes by risking themselves every day to help our communities. Our union brothers and sisters are working through very challenging times and we don’t want that work to go unnoticed

We know the closure of schools and daycare centers, along with “shelter at home” orders have created a scarcity in childcare resources. This situation places immense pressure on essential workers – like Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians – to find alternative childcare resources because they must continue reporting to work. KP's Employee Assistance Program team has gathered a list of possible care referral sources that may help our people. Please share this information broadly.

Kaiser permanente is providing scrubs for those employees who are providing care and support to patients who meet the criteria or have tested positive for covid-19.  

COVID-19 Interim Scrub Policy
Effective 3/27/2020
The policy applies to all employees who are employed by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
and Health Plan, Inc (KFH/HP) and Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs)

This latest COVID-19 update is brought to you by your Medical Center Administrative Team (MCAT). Please print out and share/post daily for your staff and providers.

Below are today’s updates for physicians and staff: