Kaiser Permanente

UFCW Local 555 health trust drops Kaiser, citing wait times

The decision to drop Kaiser Permanente as a health care option for members will cost Kaiser $18 million a year.

UFCW Local 555 ends strike at Kaiser

The union is still seeking to put pressure on the company by encouraging patients to drop Kaiser, saying their health care could be at risk.

Seattle Kaiser workers get contract too

One day before a planned strike, SEIU Local 1199NW reached a tentative agreement for a local add-on to Kaiser Permanente's national contract.

The biggest health care strike in U.S. history

75,000 workers struck Kaiser Permanente for 3 days. Now a 4-year agreement brokered by the U.S. Secretary of Labor provides 21% raises.

Biggest ever Kaiser strike starts with pharmacy workers

Northwest pharmacists walked out Oct. 1, and 75,000 other Kaiser workers in five states began their own strike Oct. 4.

Strike vote at Kaiser

Workers at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in seven states and Washington D.C. are voting on a strike authorization through Sept. 16.

Pickets back up at Kaiser Permanente

SEIU Local 49 picketed three hospitals July 24-28 to protest unsafe staffing and draw attention to difficulty getting a new union contract.

Union nurse appointed to number two spot in Oregon AFL-CIO

Sarina Roher is a Kaiser Permanente RN and executive secretary of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP).

Nurses are getting vocal

Hospitals don’t seem to be taking aggressive action to address overwork and unsafe staffing levels, which is leading to a vicious cycle of burnout.

Kaiser Permanente unions ratify new contract 

Unions across six states ratified new agreements with Kaiser Permanente after the health care giant backed off demands for a two-tier system. 

Kaiser Permanente strike called off

The massive strike was averted when management dropped its anti-union two tier demand and agreed to raise wages 10% over the next four years.

Kaiser unions are set to go on strike Nov. 15

Bargaining has rarely been so contentious at Kaiser, which for decades touted itself as a union partner and model employer. 

Kaiser courting massive strike

Units totaling over 34,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in Oregon and California have signaled they're ready to strike after 10 days notice.

Showdown looms as Kaiser sticks to pay-slashing proposals

Increasingly, Kaiser's union partnership appears to be unraveling, and for the second time in two years, it could be nearing a strike.

Kaiser Permanente unions shocked by two-tier wage proposal

Is Kaiser’s reputation as a model union employer about to end? In bargaining, it's now proposing to pay new hires dramatically lower wages. 

Union accuses Kaiser of understaffing

OFNHP says understaffing is leading to high turnover at in Sunnyside’s Emergency Department—40 nurses (57%) have left in the last year.

OFNHP elects new set of leaders

Kaiser RN Jodi Barschow was elected to lead OFNHP at the head of a reform slate. Incumbent Adrienne Enghouse placed third.

UFCW Local 555 returns to original Kaiser union coalition

The union is leaving the recently-formed Alliance of Health Care Unions as of Jan. 1

Strike averted at Kaiser Permanente

A tentative deal would raise wages and limit outsourcing.

Massive Kaiser Permanente strike could come in October

If it happens, it would be the biggest strike in the United States in 22 years.