“We respect and value our people who do our mission every day,” says Arlene Peasnall, Acting Chief Human Resources Officer, Kaiser Permanent Health Plan and Hospitals. “This agreement demonstrates the compassion and skill these collaborators bring every day and shows that the Permanent Emperor and the coalition have a common commitment to the affordability of our members. If ratified, the four-year contract between Kaiser and seven unions in six states and the District of Columbia would prevent a nationwide strike that was scheduled to begin on October 14. The interim agreement provides for annual wage increases and maintains excellent performance for workers, while creating a program to reduce the national shortage of health workers. If the agreement is ratified, Kaiser Permanente – including its members, staff and local communities – will ensure a sustainable future as the organization strives to make its quality integrated care model even more affordable and accessible in all regions. Until September 30, 2023, a new four-year collective agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the Kaiser-Dauer union coalition is in effect. The agreement, confirmed by workers represented by the coalition of the emperor`s permanent trade unions, includes more than 84,000 permanent emperor health workers employed by unions throughout the country. Coalition of Permanent Kaiser Trade Unions: For more information on local agreements of coalition unions, including expiry dates, see the 2015 national agreement, Appendix 3.D. If you have questions about the validity dates of a local coalition union contract, please read Appendix 3.D (page E-55). A new four-year agreement places the Permanent Emperor for a sustainable future The provisional agreement was reached by the Permanent Emperor and coalition negotiators on 24 September after nearly five months of active negotiations that began in April 2019.
It is now subject to ratification by members of the Coalition Union, where the vote is expected to be completed by the end of October. “This agreement will allow us to rebuild the collaboration that is so important to all of us in work management to enable Kaiser to succeed over the past 20 years,” said Georgette Bradford, a SEIU-UHW member and ultrasound specialist at Kaiser in Sacramento. “It wasn`t easy to come to an agreement, there were a lot of twists and turns, but in the end, we got what we had to do, to reach an agreement that was good for patients, workers and our communities.” This agreement will enable Kaiser Permanente to secure an excellent job for all and is consistent with our commitment to a higher affordable price for our members and customers. We are grateful for our knowledgeable and compassionate collaborators who are dedicated to our members, patients, communities and each other. The Permanent Emperor and coalition negotiators reached a tentative agreement on 25 September, after nearly five months of active negotiations that began in April 2019. The agreement was ratified in October by union members at Kaiser Permanente. Alliance of trade unions in the health sector: many local contracts of alliance unions were negotiated in 2018; Finished copies will soon be available. For more information, please contact your local or regional industrial relations department. OAKLAND, Calif. – Kaiser Permanente and the Emperor`s Coalition of Permanent Trade Unions have reached an interim agreement on a four-year national collective agreement that covers 85,000 permanent health workers unionized in 11 local unions.