News & Updates

Congratulations to our Local 7600 Civil & Human Rights Committee for being selected as District 12's-2018 USW Cares Jefferson Award recipient.

Our contract expires on October 1, 2018 and it’s more important than ever for all members of Local 7600 to build from the powerful wave of engagement we had on Sunday, July 8, until we win another standard-setting agreement.

Kaiser Permanente’s priorities are in stark contrast to ours:

- While KP wants to bring future wages and our medical co-pays “in line with the market” we believe that KP needs to continue to be the market leader in order to recruit and retain the best.








IE Area Civil Rights Committee meeting! Monday July 23, 2018 5:30pm


After an unprecedented show of strength by more than 2,500 union members who rallied at national coordinated bargaining, which included more than 500 Local 7600 members, labor and management reached a few tentative agreements, but called for more bargaining on August 28-29 to finalize a new National Agreement.

In the first of two jam-packed days of bargaining, union negotiators initially made some progress addressing labor and management interests.

Several hundred Alliance Union members spent three-and-a-half intense days working with managers, tackling issues in an Economics work group and two subgroups – Partnership and Operational Effectiveness.

The Partnership subgroup worked on two of their four deliverables: partnership expectations and LMP training.

The Alliance Unions completed our first round of bargaining today. After kickoff speeches in plenary session late Tuesday, May 22, the parties spent most of the remaining time working in two bargaining subgroups – Commitment to Partnership and Operational Effectiveness.

The bargaining team for the Alliance Unions assembled on Tuesday in Anaheim and got right down to work. After we reached agreement with management on an updated version of the original 1997 LMP Agreement, bargaining has officially opened!

At the evening bargaining kick-off session, bargainers and Union observers heard speeches by representatives from the Unions, management, and the Permanente Federation.

On May 22, 2018 the Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) will begin coordinated bargaining for a new agreement with Kaiser Permanente (KP).