Local 105 Members Deliver Petitions to Kaiser Colorado President

On May 30th, SEIU Local 105 members sent Kaiser Colorado President, Roland Lyon, a strong message to pass on to the Program Office: “Come to the table because we are ready to bargain!” Over half of our membership signed petitions in support of beginning negotiations on a new national agreement and we delivered these petitions […]

Important FAQs Regarding Bargaining & the Coalition

Dear Kaiser members, We have had many questions over the last couple of days regarding bargaining and things going on with the Coalition Unions and the Alliance Unions. Please read the following FAQ for answers to these questions. FAQ What’s happening with the Partnership and bargaining? We’ve sent out an update on Tuesday with more information on […]

Critical Update on Kaiser Bargaining

Yesterday, at the “Labor Summit” in Oakland, Kaiser management presented the unions with a top-down, unilateral “new partnership.” This proposal, in particular, limits our ability as union members to speak out and stand up for our rights—and threatens union members’ job security with technology and outsourcing. Download the partnership document by clicking here. Kaiser also […]

Kaiser National Bargaining Update

May 2, 2018 Dear SEIU 105 Kaiser members, On Monday, May 1, the Coalition of Unions was informed by Kaiser that they were cancelling the national bargaining sessions that were scheduled for next week. This action is another sign that Kaiser is disrespecting our members. Instead, Kaiser has invited all unions to a meeting in […]

Important Bargaining & Coalition Update

Dear SEIU 105 Members, Below are two important updates regarding what happened in national bargaining this week from the SEIU 105 Bargaining Team members that were in California this week and a Statement from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions that shows what we stand for and provides some factual context on what happened with […]

Building Worker Power This Election Cycle

By: Ron Ruggiero, President, SEIU Local 105 It’s no secret that many of us are frustrated with politicians who get elected and then don’t do enough to fight for working and middle-class families. Most of us are tired of a rigged economy where hard work isn’t rewarded anymore and the wealth we create only flows […]

The Trump Shutdown – Notes for Workers

By: Ron Ruggiero, President, SEIU Local 105 Like many of you, we’ve been tracking the dysfunction in our nation’s capitol. As you probably heard, the federal government shutdown at midnight on January 19th, as Republicans chose not to pass a budget that also included the key concerns of their constituents. These concerns included legislation to protect […]

Progress Toward a Living Wage in Colorado

By: Andy Jacob, Political Director Did you know Colorado’s minimum wage increased on New Year’s Day from $9.30 to $10.20 per hour? Raising wages will help Colorado families, communities, and our economy thrive. This is a real victory for workers. But $10.20 is not nearly enough. We’re going to continue fighting to increase the minimum wage until it’s truly […]