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KP Strike Vote Schedule & Bargaining Update Session 7

Kaiser Makes Divisive, Sorely Inadequate Raise Proposal

September 7, 2023

Despite making $3 billion in profits in just the first six months of this year, Kaiser’s millionaire executives are trying to divide frontline workers instead of working with us to solve the crisis in patient care by providing raises that keep up with the cost of living for ALL of our members. 

Kaiser’s Offensive Proposal: 

    • Northern CA/KPWA: Annual raises of 4%, 4%, 3%, 3%
    • NW/CO/MAS/HI: Annual raises of 3%, 3%, 3%, 2%
    • Southern CA: Annual raises of 3%, 3%, 2% (plus 2% lump sum payment), 2% (plus 2% lump sum payment)

None of these proposed raises are acceptable. They wouldn’t even come close to helping us keep up with the skyrocketing cost of living. 

Kaiser Strike FAQ

While Kaiser Permanente’s millionaire executives continue to insist frontline workers are overpaid, the company:

  • Has brought in more than $3 billion in profits in the first six months of 2023.
  • Gave its managers bonuses while denying the PSP bonus to frontline workers.
  • Is refusing to deal with understaffing and the crisis in patient care in our facilities.

It is becoming increasingly clear that going on strike may be the only way to address Kaiser’s unfair labor practices and secure a strong contract with the pay and benefits needed to retain world-class workers and attract new workers to ensure quality patient care. Be sure you’re ready for the possibility of a strike by understanding the facts and our rights.

 

Largest Single-Employer Union Negotiation In The U.S. Inches Closer To Strike

On Saturday 85,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers will kick-off a strike authorization vote over unfair labor practices

Healthcare workers say chronic under-staffing is driving a growing patient care crisis

LOS ANGELES, CA – A strike may be looming at one of the nation’s largest employers.

Healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente announced on Thursday that they’ll hold a strike authorization vote over the corporation’s unfair labor practices if a settlement isn’t reached by Saturday, August 26. Following the UPS labor settlement with the Teamsters, the labor negotiations covering 85,000 Kaiser healthcare workers – represented by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions – have now become the largest single-employer labor negotiations occurring in the United States.

At issue, healthcare workers say, are a series of unfair labor practices related to bargaining in bad faith, along with simmering staff concerns related to unsafe staffing levels that can lead to dangerously long wait times, mistaken diagnosis, and neglect. After years of the COVID pandemic and chronic understaffing, Kaiser healthcare workers are calling on management to provide safe staffing levels.

Announcing OPEIU’s New Discount College Benefit

Dear OPEIU Members and Family:

Here is an update on recent developments regarding the OPEIU Free College Benefit, as well as introduction to an exciting opportunity for our union members and their families.

We understand there has been uncertainty surrounding the Free College Benefit for continuing students and are sad to say, due to a decision by the Department of Education, the benefit is no longer available to you and your family. While this may be disappointing news, we believe change often brings new and exciting opportunities.

Our new union college benefit option offers up to 50 percent discounted tuition rates and still applies to your federal grant awards to reduce your out-of-pocket costs even further.

OPEIU’s Discount College Benefit offers flexibility and numerous options for union members and their families to further their education. The program’s extensive network of colleges and universities is comprised of accredited institutions committed to providing discounted tuition rates to our union members and their families, ensuring accessibility and affordability for higher education. Whether you are interested in pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, or are seeking to enhance your professional skills with undergraduate or graduate certificates, the program has a comprehensive range of more than 50 online degree programs and certificate offerings.

2023 Scholarship Fund and Student Debt Relief Program - Apply Today!

Once again, the members of our Scholarship Committee have worked very hard to bring our members this wonderful benefit. If you, or a member of your immediate family is currently attending College or will be this fall or have loans from a recognized student loan provider or debtor organization, and are current in their student loan payments, then this Union benefit is just in time.

Th scholarship application forms, a copy of the rules, and other information about this program can be found on the links below. You are welcome to send in one application for each eligible family member.  Acceptance letter or school registration information, or documentation that student loan payments are up to date must be attached to the application and submitted to the Local 30 office by September 30, 2023, to be eligible for the Scholarship drawing. Incomplete applications may be excluded. Please be sure to apply as soon as possible. We will draw the winners at our October General Membership meeting.

This is yet another benefit designed for Local 30 members and their families.

Eight Scholarship Awards: $2,000 each

Deadline: September 30, 2023

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OPEIU Local 30 Main Office

6136 Mission Gorge, Rd., Suite 214 
San Diego, CA 92120 
 Tel: (619) 640-4840 
Fax: (619) 640-4830 
Toll free: (866) 673-4830 

Phoenix

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Suite 120
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

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Colorado

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Suite 220
Denver, CO 80212

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