Click here to read the latest Kaiser Permanente bargaining updates, register for the member update call on Thursday and read the latest statement from the Alliance of Healthcare Unions.
Statement from the Alliance of Health Care Unions
Our National Agreement with KP expired as of midnight on October 1. All Alliance union members’ pay, benefits, and conditions of employment are protected under the National Labor Relations Act and working without a contract poses no risk to union members.
After a long negotiation yesterday, Kaiser refused a routine 30-day contract extension and tried to silence us by insisting on extreme conditions for an extension. Contract extensions are a routine matter, and the stability and predictability would have benefited the employer. But KP’s extreme bargaining positions have prevented us from coming to a tentative agreement, and now KP execs are doubling down on obstruction…. read more