Kaiser Permanente and Alliance of Health Care Unions reach tentative labor agreementStaff Writer | October 4, 2018
Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions have reached a Tentative Agreement on a national, 3-year collective bargaining agreement that covers nearly 48,000 unionized Kaiser Permanente health care workers in 22 union locals.
America The Tentative Agreement goes far beyond the traditional contract
The Tentative Agreement goes far beyond the traditional contract issues of wages and benefits. It includes provisions to strengthen the groundbreaking labor-management partnership between Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance, at the senior leadership level as well as the front-line level.
This includes 3,600 unit-based teams — jointly led by pairs of managers and union-represented employees — that are delivering significant improvements in the areas of quality, affordability, service and work environment on behalf of Kaiser Permanente members and patients.
The Tentative Agreement also offers enhanced career development programs to enable Kaiser Permanente's workforce to continue meeting member needs in an evolving health care environment. ■