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The negotiators crafting a new National Agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions set to work developing joint options as the fourth bargaining session got underway on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
After a year of bargaining, capped by several weeks of real, meaningful progress, we have developed a comprehensive contract offer for your ratification. We are disappointed by the recommendation of your union to reject our comprehensive proposal, which reflects input from NUHW’s bargaining team, and instead, continue negotiations for the foreseeable future and needlessly postpone improvements that everyone deserves.
In a very productive bargaining session on Thursday, June 6, Kaiser Permanente and NUHW focused on schedule management.
Management and union representatives addressed complicated questions during the 2-day Kaiser Permanente-Coalition bargaining session in Los Angeles that ended Wednesday, May 29. At this point in the interest-based negotiations, as expected, the participants in each of the 3 subgroups worked on refining their common interests — a process that also exposed differing views.
On May 28, 2019, management and union representatives opened the second session of bargaining between Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions on a high note, seeking common ground both inside and outside their meeting rooms.
Energized by the work at hand, management and union negotiators wrapped up the first Kaiser Permanente-Coalition bargaining session in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 16.
The president of our Northern California Region, Janet Liang, opened the first Kaiser Permanente-Coalition bargaining session Tuesday sharing how early experiences shaped her values as a leader. She started at KP as an intern 27 years ago and never left.
A joint message from Kaiser Permanente and the Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW): Kaiser Permanente and SEIU-UHW are pleased to announce that we have reached a mutually beneficial agreement to ensure options, including the continued employment, for 63 gardeners in Northern California.
It’s great to be able to report to you that our 2-day opening session of bargaining between Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions went very well.
The following message was sent on Wednesday, April 17, to employees throughout Kaiser Permanente: We are pleased to announce that Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions will begin the bargaining process for a new KP-Coalition National Agreement today and tomorrow in Oakland. Our goal in these important bargaining sessions is to achieve a mutually beneficial agreement that advances the interests of our organization, our employees who are represented by the Coalition unions, and — most importantly — the members and patients we serve. Kaiser Permanente hires, retains, and develops the best people in health care, who are committed to our mission, and enables them to do their best work.