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What are We Fighting For

The 24,000 registered nurses and health care professionals working at Kaiser Permanente are standing up for what’s right.

 

  • Protect patient care standards and access

  • Address chronic understaffing and burnout

  • Improve wages and preserve benefits

  • Resist cost-cutting without accountability

March for the future of healthcare

Join union health care workers from across the region for a March for the Future of Health Care on October 30th.

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Update:

 UNAC/UHCP members at Kaiser Permanente in SCAL have  overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike. 

Read kaiser's proposals

Get the facts: compare the major economic proposals for yourself.

Everything we’ve fought for in the past 50 years is at stake.

KP continues its narrative of competitors threatening to overtake a health care giant with pop-up clinics and expanding virtual care. The reality is that the employer emerged from the pandemic with at least $44 billion in cash reserves and a healthier outlook than many health care systems.

The real threat is that a new crop of KP leaders have redefined the organization's legacy of partnership, justice, and equity.

Wages

  • Across-the-board wage increases— 4% each of the next three years

  • Benefits reflect the value of our exceptional care and service

Retention

  • Improvements in economics and working conditions such as staffing that will attract even more dedicated RNs and health care professionals to the KP workforce

INclusion

  • Robust social justice program, including recognizing the history of African Americans with a new Juneteenth holiday for KP caregivers

Patient Care

  • More Ben Hudnall and education benefits

  • Strong contract that enables us to provide even better patient care and service

Here’s what we are FIGHTING for:

Kaiser 

KP is fiscally strong: KP must invest in safe staffing, patient access to care, staff retention and recruitment, and health equity. 


investinpatientcare.com/KPfinances

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We’re taking action

  • Petition Drive: Sign our Unity Petition TODAY.  

  • KP Health Plan Members and Patients: Contract action teams talked to hundreds on Wednesday, Sept. 1

  • KP Board Members: hundreds of emails sent directly to members of KP board and executive team, explaining what’s at stake for the future of care and service.

  • Alliance Solidarity: Blue Tuesdays, monthly Town Halls, #BestJobsBestCare social media campaign

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Strike FAQ

Union members have rights under the law, including the right to legally withhold our labor.  Strikes are protected activities.