[Sept. 25, 2019] OAKLAND, Calif. – Kaiser Permanente and more than 80,000 Workers in the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions reached a tentative contract settlement early today that will revitalize the long-standing worker-management partnership and accomplish a set of goals to make sure Kaiser is the best place to receive and give care.
If ratified by workers in the coming weeks, the four-year agreement between Kaiser and seven unions in six states and the District of Columbia would avert a nationwide strike that was scheduled to begin Oct. 14.
“This agreement will allow us to rebuild the worker-management partnership that has been so important to all of us in making Kaiser successful over the last 20 years,” said Georgette Bradford, an ultrasound technologist at Kaiser in Sacramento. “Reaching an agreement was not easy, it had lots of twists and turns, but in the end we accomplished what we set out to do – reach an agreement that is good for patients, workers and our communities.”
The agreement includes:
The agreement also includes full protection of retirement benefits for current and future employees, and an expansion of retirement benefits in Hawaii, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.