The 57,000 SEIU-UHW members who work at Kaiser Permanente are committed to guiding our state through this crisis. So we negotiated with Kaiser leadership and won these critical benefits to help keep us and our families healthy and secure throughout the pandemic:
Kaiser is working with several hotel chains to provide alternative shelter for employees who have a household member who is in a CDC defined vulnerable group, tests positive for COVID 19, works a double shift or more than three consecutive 12 hours shifts, or has fewer than 8 hours between shifts. This applies to all employees working at least 20 hours per week (including per diems) at a KP facility between April 13 and May 31, 2020. See video above or written instructions below to learn how to apply online for this benefit.
Kaiser employees who work 32 hours a week or more in a KP facility will be eligible for a $300 per week grant to pay for childcare for children 14 or younger (and disabled dependent children). We can use it to pay our own caregiver (as long as they are not a spouse or domestic partner) or find care outside of the home. SEIU-UHW is developing a list of resources to help members find care if they don’t have it. The stipend will last till May 31, 2020 and will be pro-rated for employees who work between 20 and 32 hours (including per-diems) with a minimum stipend of $210 a week. See video above or written instructions below to learn how to apply online for this benefit.
80 Additional Hours of Leave for COVID19 Positive Test Result
Any employee working at a KP facility more than 20 hours a week (including per diems) who tests positive for COVID 19 will receive 80 hours of administrative leave. This is above and beyond regularly accrued leave. Employees who are sent home from Kaiser and are awaiting a test will also be covered. Coverage will stop if the test is negative and employees can then use other leave. Hours expire on June 30, 2020. See video above or written instructions below to learn how to apply online for this benefit.
To learn more about these resources, call the KP Here4You Hotline at 877-457-4772 ext. 7 or email Here4You@kp.org.
How to Apply Online
- Log Into MyHR
- Type in the Search Field
- Benefits Summary will appear
- The fourth blue box will say “How to Access – Apply for Grant”
- The form to fill out (this page will auto-populate)
- First Name
- Last Name