Kaiser Permanente presented an enhanced package proposal that increases wages for all Coalition-represented employees.
This message is being sent to employees represented by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.
Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions continued negotiating the renewal of our national agreement on Sunday, October 1, in San Francisco.
Management presented an enhanced proposal that addresses many of the Coalition’s top priorities:
Here are the details of the newly enhanced across the board wages offered October 1:
These increases are in addition to the new, KP-wide minimum wages already in our offer:
Despite this progress, Coalition union leaders continued plans to have their members employed at Kaiser Permanente walk off the job Wednesday, October 4, in our Colorado, Mid-Atlantic States, Northern California, Northwest, and Southern California markets.
While these plans to strike are disappointing, we remain committed to reaching an agreement that is good for our employees, our members, and our organization, and we will continue to bargain in good faith with the Coalition.
Since national bargaining began in April 2023, we have focused on achieving a new contract that continues to provide you with market-leading wages, excellent benefits, generous retirement income plans, and valuable professional development opportunities.
We are confident that we will reach an agreement that strengthens our position as a best place to work while ensuring that our high-quality care remains affordable and easy to access.
We’re continuing to make progress in bargaining and hope you agree that the most effective and quickest way for us to reach an agreement is at the bargaining table, not the picket line.
Thank you for your commitment to our patients, our members, and each other. We will continue to keep you updated as the bargaining process moves forward.