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KP and Alliance Reach Tentative Agreement on 4-year Contract
November 13, 2021
Left to right: Hal Ruddick, executive director of the Alliance of Health Care Unions, and Steve Shields, senior vice president, National Labor Relations and Office of Labor Management Partnership.
Negotiations End Without Tentative National Agreement
Progress on a few joint recommendations.
September 10, 2021
LMP tri-chairs attend 2021 KP-Alliance National Bargaining. Left to right: Hal Ruddick, executive director, Alliance of Health Care Unions; Steve Shields, senior vice president, National Labor Relations and Office of Labor Management Partnership; and Jim Pruitt, vice president, LMP and National Labor Relations, The Permanente Federation.
CIC Approves Joint Recommendations, Remains Far Apart on Economics
Bargaining resumes September 8
September 3, 2021
Alma Salazar, a licensed vocational nurse and member of United Steelworkers Local 7600, vaccinates a young patient at the Fontana Medical Center in Southern California.
KP and Alliance Tackle Tough Economic Issues
Salary and benefits take center stage.
June 11, 2021
Racial justice is one of several bargaining topics this year between Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions. Above, members of United Steelworkers Local 7600 participate in a memorial vigil for George Floyd in June 2020.
National Bargaining Unfolds as Subcommittees Get to Work
Negotiators tackle racial justice, safety, staffing, dispute resolution.
May 18, 2021
Clockwise from top left: Valery Robinson, president, USW Local 7600; Janet Liang, executive vice president, group president and COO, care delivery, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals; Denise Duncan, RN, president, UNAC/UHCP; Chris Grant, executive vice president, COO, The Permanente Federation.
KP and Alliance Kick Off National Bargaining
Virtual session opens with a call for Partnership.
April 22, 2021
In a scene from 2018 National Bargaining, Frank Hurtarte, senior vice president, Human Resources, Southern California, and Charmaine Morales, executive vice president, UNAC/UHCP, listen intently to a presentation. Both are participating in national bargaining this year between KP and the Alliance.
National Bargaining Between KP and the Alliance Begins
Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions start negotiations.
April 20, 2021
Future Ready speakers Priscilla Gill (left) and Dawn Nelson (right) of Mayo Clinic discuss the future of workforce learning with moderator Peggi Winter of Kaiser Permanente.
Keep Learning to Stay Future Ready
View recording of webcast on the future of workforce learning
March 29, 2021
The education and training programs that Kaiser Permanente and Partnership unions negotiate ensure opportunities for a diverse workforce.
Empowering the Workforce
Education and training programs expand opportunities for career growth.
March 22, 2021
Making Moments Matter
Helping patients with diabetes transition from hospital to home.
Customizing care: Medical assistant Guadalupe Pantoja, a member of OPEIU Local 30, takes readings from patient Mary Hart at Kaiser Permanente Rancho San Diego, as part of her Southern California team’s efforts to tailor care for Latino patients with diabetes.
Decreasing Diabetes Disparaties
Personalizing care improves outcomes for Latino patients.
Reaching out: Vallari Shukla, MD, and other physicians collaborated with Coalition union members to host 2 Northern California health fairs for African American patients with high blood pressure.
Drive-up clinic puts patients on road to recovery.