Alliance Bargaining Update – 5.3.2018

By | KAISER PERMANENTE

We continue to move toward reaffirmation of the Partnership and national bargaining between our new Alliance of Health Care Unions and Kaiser Permanente. In recent discussions with our Alliance Executive Board, KP senior management expressed interest in affirming a new Partnership. The next step toward bargaining: Kaiser Permanente has invited the leaders of all unions who represent employees at Kaiser to attend a national labor summit on Monday, May 7 in Oakland. New national bargaining dates are expected to be…

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President's Message

By | FOOD 4 LESS, KAISER PERMANENTE, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President 2018 is off to a Great Start! 2018 will be one of the busiest years we’ve ever had. After finishing 2017 with a bang, negotiating successful CVS and Food 4 Less contracts. This year is off to a great start as well. Coming in 2018 we knew we had seven contracts that we would negotiate this year. In our first quarter, we finalized two contracts. The first one with Keil’s Food Store. Keil’s is a single-store operator…

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President's Message

By | KAISER PERMANENTE, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President Winning in an Anti-Union Climate We have four fights on our hands this year in contract negotiations with Viejas Casino, Rite Aid, Spreckels Sugar and Kaiser Permanente. With that, and all the negativity in politics these days, we enter the most difficult negotiations of all time. I know I say that every time we go into negotiations, but this time is different. The culture is becoming more and more anti-union all the time. Our employers are becoming…

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President's Message

By | FOOD 4 LESS, KAISER PERMANENTE, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President We Negotiate Contracts for a wide-range of Workers Did you know that UFCW Local 135 represents more than Grocery workers? Within the grocery stores we represent everyone from meat cutters to pharmacists and in some stores, fuel station attendants. Outside of the grocery industry, we represent workers in print shops, shops inside the airport, dental offices, Kaiser pharmacists and pharmacy techs. We are diversified in our representation and negotiate different contracts for a wide-range of workers. Of…

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UPDATE – Kaiser Permanente Performance Sharing Program

By | Breaking News, KAISER PERMANENTE

04/06/2016 – On March 28th, UFCW and the Coalition of affected unions met again with Kaiser regarding the PSP bonus issue. Kaiser’s latest offer to our members was $500. The offer was rejected because it did not reward our members appropriately for their 2015 performance – while other non-represented members and some departments of management did receive their bonus for their their performance. UFCW remains determined to achieve a FAIR performance payout for our union members. The idea behind the performance payout…

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Kaiser PSP Information

By | Breaking News, KAISER PERMANENTE

03/16/2016 – The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions met yesterday with Kaiser Permanente to discuss the 2016 payout for the Performance Sharing Program (PSP) in the Southern California region. In a show of solidarity, the Coalition delivered thousands of your petition signatures directly to KP leadership.  

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Kaiser Members: 2015 Performance Sharing Program News

By | Breaking News, KAISER PERMANENTE

02/09/2016 – The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions met yesterday with Kaiser Permanente to discuss the 2015 payout for the Performance Sharing Program (PSP) in the Southern California region. The employer informed us that—due to unforeseen expenses that occurred late last year—the necessary financial gate for a bonus did not open. As a result, there is no payout for 2015. In lieu of the PSP payout, the employer has offered a “special payment” of $215 dollars per Coalition-union represented employee….

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Resources for Haggen Employees — Rapid Response Team

By | Breaking News, KAISER PERMANENTE

On Monday, October 26, 2015 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., we will hold a meeting to bring resources to those of you impacted by the Haggen closures. It will be held in our Mission Valley office (upstairs in the meeting hall). The meeting will be 1 to 2 hours long, and the bulk of the information will be about services provided by the Employment Development Department. We will also have people trained in providing resources in the following areas:…

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