October 5, 2023

October 5, 2023 update

We continue to bargain with the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.

After 6 months of bargaining with the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, including a marathon effort that went overnight and into the early morning hours of October 4, our bargaining sessions unfortunately ended without a contract settlement.

While we have not yet reached a settlement, we have been able to reach a number of tentative agreements in bargaining. In addition, our economic proposal addresses many of the Coalition’s top priorities:

  • Increased wages across the board for all Coalition-represented employees
  • Minimum wages for all Coalition-represented Kaiser Permanente employees
  • An updated and modified outsourcing side letter of agreement
  • An enhanced Performance Sharing Plan with minimum payout opportunities if quality and service goals are met, and a substantial maximum payout opportunity
  • Increased funding for the Labor Management Partnership trust fund to support our partnership activities
  • Increased 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
  • Increased Health Reimbursement Account amounts for eligible retirees 

Kaiser Permanente remains 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. 

We are confident that we will reach an agreement that strengthens our position as a best place to work, providing Coalition-represented employees with market-leading wages, excellent benefits, generous retirement income plans, and valuable professional development opportunities. 

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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