Kaiser Permanente, Local 39 return to bargaining table
After IUOE Local 39 declined Kaiser Permanente’s last, best, and final (LBF) offer in March 2022 and subsequently have been working without a contract, the union recently contacted Kaiser Permanente expressing a desire to return to the bargaining table. As a result, the two parties returned to the table today, Friday, August 4.
Over the course of bargaining in 2022, Kaiser Permanente put forward multiple offers increasing in value, including the organization’s last offer. With each proposal Kaiser Permanente made positive movement, has engaged with mediators, and has worked in earnest to reach an agreement. Unfortunately, Local 39 leadership continued to refuse to compromise. We are hopeful Local 39’s current desire to return to the table indicates a change in their position.
In today’s session, Kaiser Permanente’s bargaining team received a proposal from the union. This proposal will respectfully be reviewed and considered.
We remain committed to bargaining in good faith with Local 39 to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. We expect union leaders to do the same. Our next bargaining date is scheduled for Monday, August 28.
Thank you for your continued dedication and contributions in support of Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care to our members, patients, and local communities. As a mission-driven organization with an emphasis on our people, we are committed to providing excellent wages and benefits for you and your families, ensuring Kaiser Permanente remains a best place to work in the industry.