News and Updates

Many of you know me, but for those who do not, I am your USW Local 7600 President, Valery Robinson. I am taking your health/safety and well being very seriously during these unprec

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With the expiration of the National Agreement looming at the end of the month, negotiations will resume in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17.

Some progress has been made in prior rounds of talks, but there is a lot of ground to cover in a short time. The meeting will be at the Sheraton Gateway near LAX.

Make your voice heard on Monday!

Since we'll be bargaining on Monday, please wear your union colors on Monday next week. Be sure to you're talking to co-workers and supervisors about the key issues.

A big thank you to everyone that made it to our second-annual Labor Day event. 

Check out some photos from the day below!

After two more days of negotiating on August 28 and 29, the Alliance Unions and KP were not able to agree on a comprehensive economic settlement, sending the sides back to the table on September 17.

We are united and ready to do what we have to do to get a wage increase for all our members, protect our benefits, and get our partnership back on track with a realistic and workable plan.

On Tuesday, August 28, national bargaining will resume in Los Angeles. If you haven’t yet signed our bargaining pledge​, please sign ​now! 

A NEW CONTRACT THAT WILL DICTATE HOW MUCH YOU GET PAID, HOW MUCH YOU PAY TO SEE A DOCTOR, HOW MUCH YOU PAY TO FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS, AND HOW MUCH CONTROL COMPANY HAS OVER YOUR SCHEDULE.

Company is serious about:

1.      Wanting the unilateral right to cancel your shifts at the last minute. That means you wouldn’t be able to plan or budget your life.

2.      Increasing copays to $20 every time you go to the doctor, get a procedure done, or fill a prescription. Those expenses would add up quickly and could turn one doctor’s visit into a lot of money.

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.

Click to sign our pledge to show you continue to support our bargaining campaign.

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

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.

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

Well done -- thank you for your continuous hard work and dedication to our members and our community! 

Click on the PDF below to read the letter from USW International President Leo W. Gerard and District 12 Director Robert LaVenture congratulating the committee.