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KP Tentative Agreement Reached!

Our 83,000-member Union Coalition just reached a Tentative Agreement with Kaiser Permanente on a four-year contract that wins on all our bargaining goals and restores a true Labor Management Partnership. Our solidarity and unity made the difference!

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Our Four-Year Tentative Agreement:

1. Protects good, middle class jobs with . . .

  • Strong across-the-board raises of 3% for 2019, raises of 2% + 1% lump sum bonus for each of the next three years. Plus, the 1% lump sum bonus can be converted to an additional 1% raise if we hit agreed upon Operating Margin targets for Colorado–making 3% raises possible in each year of the contract.
  • Protected healthcare benefits — including fully-paid family coverage, no changes to office visit copays, and no changes to mail-order prescriptions and first-time prescription copays.
  • Protected retirement benefits — no changes to our pensions or retiree medical coverage.
  • No two-tier wage or benefits for new hires — all future Kaiser workers get the same wage rates and benefits as us

2. Strongly protects against outsourcing of our jobs — including all call center, billing, revenue cycle, pharmacy, and lab positions.

3. Waives the work experience requirement for any of us seeking promotion to a new position at Kaiser

Our Tentative Agreement includes many other huge wins for our families and our patients and also improvements achieved through Local Union bargaining . . .  

More details to come later this week, including next steps in our ratification process!

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