BREAKING NEWS: Tentative Agreement Reached With Kaiser

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Hard Work and Determined Organizing Pay Off with Strong New National Tentative Agreement! Los Angeles, September 23 – After careful preparation, months of organizing in unprecedented numbers, and long days and nights in negotiating sessions stretching from May to September, we have finally secured a strong Tentative Agreement that met our key goals: a good wage increase, better benefits, new LMP and educational trust funds for our Alliance union members, and a plan to get our LMP back on track….

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Kaiser National Negotiations Update

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Los Angeles, September 19 – National negotiations continued from Monday morning until Wednesday evening, when the parties agreed to call for a break in ongoing talks. We addressed many issues including unresolved issues from local bargaining, pay raises, educational benefits, dental coverage improvements, retiree medical coverage, and a process to get the Partnership back on track. Bargaining will continue shortly as the parties work to reach a final settlement before the expiration of our National Agreement on September 30. We…

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Coordinated National Negotiations Break Off with Key Issues Unresolved

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Los Angeles, August 30 – After two more days of negotiating on August 28 and 29, the Alliance Unions and KP were not able to agree on a comprehensive economic settlement, sending the sides back to the table on September 17. We are united and ready to do what we have to do to get a wage increase for all our members, protect our benefits, and get our partnership back on track with a realistic and workable plan. “We are…

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Welcome Sharyn Baldwin, UFCW Local 135 New Kaiser Union Rep!

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Sharyn may look familiar to you. She may particularly look familiar to pharmacy techs, assistants, pharmacist interns and clinical lab scientists at Kaiser Permanente. In total, Sharyn worked for Kaiser for 28 years and spent the last six years on special assignment as a labor liaison for the local where she has been seen rounding and working to insure staff are safe and have a voice in their work place. Although she has now retired from Kaiser, her retirement is…

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Biggest-Ever Union Rally Boosts Union Negotiators as National Bargaining Heads Into Extra Innings

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Anaheim, July 9 – After an unprecedented show of strength by more than 2,500 union members who rallied at national bargaining, labor and management reached a few tentative agreements, but called for more bargaining on August 28-29 to finalize a new National Agreement. “On Sunday morning, our members delivered the message that we must secure a fair raise for all, protect our benefits, and get partnership back on track,” said Mark Stewart of UFCW Local 21. “Management heard us, and…

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Kaiser Update: Minimal Progress Made in June 25-26 Bargaining

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Join Hundreds of Union Members Sunday, July 8 in Orange County! Orange County, June 26 – Union negotiators initially made some progress addressing labor and management interests. But by the second day, negotiators had to contend with: Management proposals that were made and then withdrawn Management proposal to eliminate 15-year old “provisions in the National or Local Agreements that prohibit the employer from canceling or reassigning staff.” Kaiser proposed to be able to cancel shifts without pay up to two…

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First Round Of Bargaining Finished: Talks resume in Los Angeles

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The Alliance Unions completed our first round of bargaining last week. After kickoff speeches in plenary session late Tuesday, May 22, the parties spent most of the remaining time working in two bargaining subgroups – Commitment to Partnership and Operational Effectiveness. As in every national negotiations since 2000, the parties are using interest-based bargaining, which has helped us protect our industry-leading wages, benefits, and voice at work through partnership. Over the three-day session, Union negotiators and observers caucused together, and…

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Alliance-Kaiser Bargaining: It’s On!

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May 23, Anaheim, California – The bargaining team for the Alliance Unions assembled on Tuesday in Anaheim and got right down to work. After we reached agreement with management on an updated version of the original 1997 LMP Agreement, bargaining has officially opened! At the evening bargaining kick-off session, bargainers and Union observers heard speeches by representatives from the Unions, management, and the Permanente Federation. “The last few months have been a little rocky but now that both Kaiser and the…

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