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Negotiating with KP in 2018/2019
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Who's Saying What: In response to the inquires I've received regarding 'what's going on with the union' (bargaining with KP), I'm providing information and links to several union sites and union-related sites that may be of interest.

Background: In the late 1990's, KP employee's unions approached KP with a new idea; to form a Labor and Management Partnership and negotiate with the unions collectively, rather than individually. Then, on October 1st 1997, with many labor unions choosing to join it, the Labor Management Partnership (LMP)and Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU) were established. In recent years, the number of union members who were part of the coalition and covered by the National Agreement between the CKPU and KP reached nearly 130,000. Year after year, the scope of what was negotiated in the National Agreement grew, but recently disagreements in regards to the coalition's decision-making process and other issues reached an apex and, on March 26th 2018, several unions announced their departure from the CKPU. Next, they announced their decision to form the Alliance of Healthcare Unions (locals of AFSCME, UFCW, USW, IBT, KPNAA, IUOE, OFNHP [AFT], ILWU, UNITE-HERE [as of 06-13-2018]) with the intent to bargain a new, national contract with KP. There are approximately 46,900 members in the Alliance of Health Care Unions. The labor unions that remain in the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions include SEIU, OPEIU, and IFPTE and represents approximately 78,100 members. (more..)

For your reference, here is information and links regarding the recent developments of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and the Alliance of Healthcare Unions as they endeavor to bargain new National Agreements with KP. I hope you find this information useful.

Alliance of Healthcare Unions
Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

UNITE HERE Local 5 left the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and, on Wednesday, June 13, the Alliance of Health Care Union's Steering Committee accepted UNITE HERE Local 5 as its newest member. The move is puzzling considering the position UNITE HERE Local 5 took with KP Management just over a month earlier in regards to the updated partnership terms; then stating, "The Coalition cannot agree to a 'new partnership' without the voices of our 85,000 members" but which they have now agreed to by joining the AHCU.

Negotiations Update from Chuck Columbus, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at KP

    Negotiations Update from Chuck Columbus, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at KP

The Alliance of Healthcare Unions and KP completed their first and second, scheduled bargaining meetings on May 24th and 25th and May 30th-June 1st. Their next, scheduled bargaining dates are for June 25th-26th, and July 8th-9th.

    The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions plans a 'Day of Action' on Wednesday, May 30th. Here's a flyer.

The Alliance of Healthcare Unions and KP Agreed Upon an Updated Version of the Labor Management Partnership

"On May 22, 2018 the Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) will begin coordinated bargaining for a new agreement with Kaiser Permanente (KP)".

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OPEIU Local 30, 2017 Election Results
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During the July 2017 General Membership Meeting, nominations were held for our union's offices. Each incumbent either went unchallenged or won re-election via a mail-in-ballot-vote of the general membership. Fewer than 7% of the membership participated in the election (93% chose not to return their mail-in-ballots).

*I ran for a position on the Executive Board and lost (again). Here were my positions on the issues (including the importance of involving and engaging the members, especially in preparation for -and during- contract negotiations with KP).

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O.P.E.I.U. News:
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Kaiser Permanente Management and its LMP Office made this site to tell us how our new contract bargaining is going (2015).

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