Today started the last currently scheduled round of bargaining with KP and our over 80,000 #strikeready strong national worker coalition. After setting a national strike date of October 14th last week, healthcare workers across the country have shown KP they are ready to do what it takes for quality patient care. Now it’s up to Kaiser to do the right thing and finally bargain in good faith.
After the first day of bargaining, there have not been any new proposals presented. But your SEIU Local 105 Bargaining team is working around-the-clock with coalition partners to bring Kaiser back on track and reach a strong agreement.
Our goals as Kaiser caregivers in this agreement remain the same:
- Restore a true worker-management partnership.
- Ensure safe staffing and compassionate use of technology.
- Build the workforce of the future to deal with major projected shortages of licensed and accredited staff in the coming years.
- Protect middle-class jobs with wages and benefits that can support families.
Stay tuned for important bargaining updates within the next twenty-four hours. Use this link to update your email contact information or sign up your coworkers to our distribution list for important updates.
Strike Support Grows ✅
Across the country support continues to pour in for caregivers fighting for a fair agreement:
- 4,500 members of OPEIU Local 2 finished their strike votes with an overwhelming 97% of clerical/technical members, 90% of professional members, and 96% of total members voting to authorize the strike.
- 4,200 members of OPEIU Local 30 finished their strike votes last week with 98% voting YES to authorize a strike.
- 2,600 members of OPEIU Local 29 concluded their strike votes with a 93% YES vote to authorize a strike.
- For a comprehensive list of support from elected officials, community organizations, faith leaders, and labor organizations click on this link.
Q: Do I need to tell my supervisor I will not be reporting to work on the strike day?
A: No. Kaiser will be given notiﬁcation ten days in advance. Your supervisor may ask you if you are going on strike. Your bargaining team recommends that you answer “YES.”