Kaiser Bargaining Update July 11, 2019

Kaiser Bargaining Update July 11, 2019
Today is the Last day of Kaiser National Bargaining and we do not have an agreement on the most important piece of bargaining, which are economics!!

The climate in negotiations isn’t progressing as we’d like, the 85,000+ coalition members are prepared to strike, if we have to!!

We will forward more information as it becomes available.

Kaiser Bargaining Update July 8, 2019

We won't accept cuts--now or in the future!

Our last scheduled week for national bargaining is Tuesday July 8 thru Thursday July 11 in Los Angeles, but we want to make sure you have the most accurate information about what’s going on at the bargaining table with Kaiser management. Kaiser leadership is digging in its heels on a plan to cut wages and benefits to deeply divide the workforce and our union—and we cannot let that happen.

We know that Kaiser has been making record profits—and even just announced plans to spend $900 MILLION on a brand new headquarters building in California and $295 million to a basketball arena! We also know that our work is the key to Kaiser’s extraordinary financial success. Despite this, management believes that some regions are OVERPAID.


Kaiser opened the latest round of bargaining with a proposal that falls short of what we expect from our Partnership. We all know that Kaiser has been making record profits — but they opened this session complaining “hard times” are ahead for the company. They then delivered a contract proposal that demands major cuts from us, including:

  • Copay increases to $20;
  • More outsourcing and automation of our jobs;
  • Lower pay, elimination of pensions, less time off — starting with new hires, then we’d be next.

Pride Parade with San Francisco Labor AFL CIO

Please join working families on June 30th to march in solidarity at the San Francisco Pride Parade.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 10 AM – 1 PM PDT

San Francisco Labor Council - 1188 Franklin St, Ste 203, San Francisco, California 94109

OPEIU 29 Returns to the National Bargaining Table

85,000 members of our Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions will resume negotiating our National
Agreement with Kaiser Management starting on April 17-19, 2019 -without preconditions! What
does this mean? It means our actions and our unity is working.

Kaiser illegally refused to bargain with our Coalition unless we signed off on an illegal new
partnership agreement, which would have limited our rights as union members to advocate for our
patients and ourselves. We knew that was wrong and we stood our ground, we stickered up,
picketed, and took legal action.