In Northern California, 40,000 Kaiser union members in SEIU-UHW, OPEIU Local 29, and IFPTE Local 20 are planning to hold a 24-hour sympathy strike on Nov. 18, 2021 to help our union co-workers of Local 39 Operating Engineers win a fair contract. Kaiser has not even tried to negotiate an agreement with the engineers in recent weeks. We will stand with them on the line on Nov. 18 all across northern California.
In Southern California, the UNAC/UHCP and other Alliance unions have reached an agreement with Kaiser without Kaiser’s divisive two-tier wage scheme, so there will not be a southern California strike at this time. Our solidarity helped get Kaiser to back down. Standing together works!
Below, you’ll find resources about our northern California sympathy strike in support of the Local 39 Operating Engineers.