UFCW Local 135

Kaiser Permanente Bargaining Update

Alliance leaders meet with KP on economics, safety, racial justice, staffing, dispute resolutionOver the past week, our Alliance bargaining teams have been pushing KP management across all our National Bargaining subcommittees to give us the support we need to provide the best care and service to our patients. While the employer is focused on spreadsheets, we’re concentrating on what should be the main goal: continuing to provide high-quality patient care.

While management believes our industry-leading wages are a problem to solve, in our view this is proof of the value of the care and service we give to our patients. Our goal is to ensure that union members’ living standards continue to improve and KP reaps the benefits of our work: increasing enrollment and the best patient care.

At the next economic subcommittee meeting on Monday, June 14, the Alliance will present more detailed information about our specific economic interests.

“Following a year in which our members demonstrated unrelenting heroism caring for our communities, we made the case for continuing improvements in best care and best jobs,” said Nate Bernstein of UFCW Local 7. “We expect national and local agreements with good raises, and improvements in benefits, staffing, racial justice, and dispute resolution.”

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