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 […]

Update – Disastrous Tax Bill for Working People

By: Ron Ruggiero, President, SEIU Local 105 If you’re outraged by this GOP tax scam, you’re not alone. Republicans voted again in favor of a bill that gives tax breaks to corporations and the super wealthy at the expense of working families. The GOP tax scam was rushed, unpopular, and it barely passed both chambers […]

A Disastrous Tax Proposal for Working People

By: Ron Ruggiero, President, SEIU Local 105 Do you think rich people and corporations need more help from our government? Neither do I. However, on November 16th, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the Republican party’s tax proposal by a vote of 227 to 205. Even though every Democrat in the House opposed the measure, […]