We continue to be a strong player in the Labor-Management Partnership

If anyone challenges your right to participate in any Labor-Management Partnership (LMP) functions, stay at the meetings and explain that we are committed to making the partnership work for all. You have the right and responsibility to participate in LMP meetings. We are committed, as always, to top-quality patient care and dignity in our workplace through being active and involved participants in the LMP.

The USW is an individual signatory to both the LMP and National Agreements. And so are the 20 other local unions in the Alliance of Healthcare Unions. In an email earlier this week, KP Senior Vice President of Human Resources Chuck Columbus stated, “We anticipate that the Unit-Based Teams, LMP Councils and Committees — and the important work they do for Kaiser Permanente, our patients, and members — will continue. The 2015 National Agreement between Kaiser Permanente and all of the signatory unions is still in effect.”

You are a member of USW Local 7600

The fact that there is a new Alliance does NOT affect your union membership. You are still a union member of USW Local 7600. The USW is in the Alliance of Health Care Unions along with 20 other like-minded partner unions. We want to hear from you! Make sure you fill out a bargaining survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/USW7600 so we know what’s most important to you.

We are committed to negotiating a standard-setting contract

Both our National and Local Agreements expire on Sept. 30, 2018. The Union has NOT received proposals from KP and negotiations will begin soon.

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