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.

As KP plans for patient surge, reassignments of employees into other roles are expected as services close in certain areas and expand in others.

These are subjects of bargaining.

Sisters and Brothers,

We heard your cries and we stand with you! Did you know that 150 million Americans are projected to contract COVID-19? WE all need to use our VOICE and let our elected officials know it's not okay that healthcare workers do not have access to PPE's (personal protective equipment). If they get sick, who is going to take care of us and our family members?

You probably guessed it, the answer is no. Please read the following message from our Senior Director of Labor Relations, SCAL Region, Richard Rosas.

Regional Communication
March 25, 2020

1. As COVID-19 continues to spread quickly and related news reports dominate the media, it’s natural to feel anxious and stressed. As you care for others, whether members, patients, or your own family, we want to be sure you prioritize taking care of yourself.

Many of you know me, but for those who do not, I am your USW Local 7600 President, Valery Robinson. I am taking your health/safety and well being very seriously during these unprecedented, critical times.  This is why I want to personally inform you of a very important update regarding PPE.

Richard Rosas, who is the Kaiser Permanente, Senior Director of Labor Relations of the Southern California Region has just announced that EVERYONE entering Inpatient or Outpatient facilities need to have their temperatures taken. 

Sisters and brothers,

Our President Valery Robinson and Vice President Liz Cuevas are working tirelesly 7 days a week with the leaders of Kaiser Permanente to get ahead of the nasty Coronavirus and to keep us up to date with what's going on.  Val and Liz have received authorization to release the Daily COVID-19 Message.  This is a message created by the leaders at Kaiser Permanente with important updates and policies.  Please see below for the most recent update we have for the Riverside Service Area.   Also, please do not hesitate to call the union with any questions or concerns at

Kaiser Permanente has provided us with a masking guidelines table.  This resource will help us understand if, and when, you should be wearing a protective mask.