News and Updates

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

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).

We continue to move toward reaffirmation of the Partnership and national bargaining between our new Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) and Kaiser Permanente (KP).

In recent discussions with our Alliance Executive Board, KP senior management expressed interest in affirming a new Partnership.

The next step toward bargaining: Kaiser Permanente has invited the leaders of all unions who represent employees at Kaiser to attend a national labor summit on Monday, May 7 in Oakland.

The following blog by President Gerard was originally posted on the USW's website. Click here to read it on their site.

USW Local 7600 Election Results are in! Click below to view.

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The past week, in Riverside, Ontario, Corona and Fontana, hundreds of front-line employees attended several information meetings to hear about the latest news regarding our upcoming contract negotiation and the new strategic alliance of like-minded partner unions we just formed.

If you missed those meetings, here’s a recap of some of the information that was shared.

If anyone challenges your right to participate in any Labor-Management Partnership (LMP) functions, stay at the meetings and explain that we are committed to making the partnership work for all. You have the right and responsibility to participate in LMP meetings. We are committed, as always, to top-quality patient care and dignity in our workplace through being active and involved participants in the LMP.