Yesterday, on the eve of the start of National Bargaining several unions informed the Coalition and Kaiser Permanente that they were leaving the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU). This means that these unions will not be participating in National Bargaining this year unless they decide at some point to return to the Coalition.
While we in Local 30 are saddened by their departure, we continue to prepare for and absolutely plan to complete a new National Agreement as part of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU).
The unions that remain in the Coalition, which represent more than two thirds of the union members at KP, are committed to work together as always to reach another great agreement to the benefit of all our members. We will provide updates as promised.
We know you are hearing rumors from various sources, most of them unreliable. As always, unless the information comes from Local 30 directly, please disregard it.
Walter Allen Jr.