September 25, 2023

Our September 25 offer

Kaiser Permanente presented a package proposal that responds to many of the Coalition’s top priorities.

Kaiser Permanente’s offer to Coalition-represented employees just got better.

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 negotiations for a new national agreement over the weekend of September 23 to 24 in San Francisco. On Monday, September 25, management presented a package proposal that responds to many of the Coalition’s top priorities. Key elements of the proposal include:

  • Providing guaranteed across-the-board wage increases
  • Establishing new minimum wages for Coalition-represented employees
  • Enhancing the Performance Sharing Plan with minimum payout opportunities if quality and service goals are met, and a substantial maximum payout opportunity
  • Increasing funding for the LMP trust fund to support our partnership activities
  • Increasing funding to the SEIU UHW-West & Joint Employer Education Fund and Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust, to further invest in the development of our Coalition-represented employees
  • Increasing Health Reimbursement Account amounts for eligible retirees

Despite this progress, Coalition union leaders announced plans to strike in early October in our Colorado, Mid-Atlantic States, Northern California, Northwest, and Southern California regions.

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.

Kaiser Permanente and Coalition leaders continue bargaining in committees and small groups throughout the week of September 25, with in-person bargaining scheduled for Friday, September 29 and over the weekend.

We’re making progress 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.

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