“We respect and value our people who do our mission every day,” says Arlene Peasnall, Acting Chief Human Resources Officer, Kaiser Permanent Health Plan and Hospitals. “This agreement demonstrates the compassion and skill these collaborators bring every day and shows that the Permanent Emperor and the coalition have a common commitment to the affordability of our members. If the treaty is ratified, the contract will be effective on October 1, 2019 and will have more than 85,000 health professionals: 67,000 in California; 8,300 in Oregon and Washington; 3,100 in Colorado; 5,000 in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia; And a000 in Hawaii. Coalition employees represent hundreds of job classifications, ranging from ophthals opticians and pharmacists to maintenance and service workers. The interim agreement provides for annual wage increases and maintains excellent performance for workers, while creating a program to reduce the national shortage of health workers. If the agreement is ratified, Kaiser Permanente – including its members, staff and local communities – will ensure a sustainable future as the organization strives to make its quality integrated care model even more affordable and accessible in all regions. “This agreement will allow us to rebuild the collaboration that is so important to all of us in work management to enable Kaiser to succeed over the past 20 years,” said Georgette Bradford, a SEIU-UHW member and ultrasound specialist at Kaiser in Sacramento. “It wasn`t easy to come to an agreement, there were a lot of twists and turns, but in the end, we got what we had to do, to reach an agreement that was good for patients, workers and our communities.” Coalition of Permanent Kaiser Trade Unions: For more information on local agreements of coalition unions, including expiry dates, see the 2015 national agreement, Appendix 3.D. If you have questions about the validity dates of a local coalition union contract, please read Appendix 3.D (page E-55). The interim agreement was reached by The Permanent Emperor and coalition negotiators on 24 September, after nearly five months of active negotiations that began in April 2019.
It is now subject to ratification by members of the Coalition Union, where the vote is expected to be completed by the end of October. If ratified, the four-year contract between Kaiser and seven unions in six states and the District of Columbia would prevent a nationwide strike that was scheduled to begin on October 14. The four-year contract between Kaiser Permanente and kaiser`s Coalition of Permanent Trade Unions would include 85,000 employees; The threat of strike action has been withdrawn. OAKLAND, Calif. – Kaiser Permanente and the Emperor`s Coalition of Permanent Trade Unions have reached an interim agreement on a four-year national collective agreement that covers 85,000 permanent health workers unionized in 11 local unions. Kaiser Permanent Nurse Anaesthetist Association (KPNAA) . . . Highlights include 3% flat-rate increases, protected health and retirement services, and investments in a $130 million health academy for the development and retention of the workforce in the health sector of the future. Note on local contracts: Kaiser Permanentes` Industrial Relations Department runs a library on MyHR with all KP contracts with local unions. Links to these contracts will be left for the unions participating in the Employment Service Partnership; open without having to sign up for the PK system. If a link doesn`t work, please sign up for MyHR to access the contract or request a copy from your union.