News & Updates

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

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.

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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.

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.