UPDATE: Round Three – 2019 Kaiser National Bargaining


As Pickets Hit Record Turnouts, We Hit the Bargaining Table and Took on Kaiser

We walked into bargaining as our record-breaking pickets are happening all over the state — but Kaiser made it clear that we need to do EVEN MORE to win a contract that protects our patients, our families, and our jobs . . . 

WHAT KAISER WANTS: Cuts to Our Jobs, Wages, and Benefits

Kaiser is demanding that we agree to a contract with: 

  • The lowest raises in decades.

  • Cuts to our benefits, including doubling our healthcare copays and coming after our retirement benefits.

  • Continued outsourcing and automation of our jobs.

  • A “Partnership” where Kaiser has all the power and we’re expected to quietly fall in line.  

WHAT WE WANT: Our Fair Share

Kaiser made record profits of $3.2 billion in just the first three months of this year and gave its CEO a 60% raise to $16 million a year. We should win our fair share of Kaiser’s success in our next contract: Strong raises, no changes to any of our benefits, and no more outsourcing of our jobs.

WHAT WE WANT: Real Partnership

We’re in this fight for more than just ourselves. We’re calling on Kaiser to join with us in tackling the biggest challenges facing patients and the whole healthcare industry. That means working in true Partnership with us to:

  • Ensure every patient gets first-rate, affordable care at Kaiser. 
  • Build the workforce of the future by creating educational and training pathways for us to get better jobs at Kaiser — and for our loved ones to get great healthcare jobs too. 
  • Use automation and technology smartly so Kaiser doesn’t lose the human touch and compassionate care that has always made us so strong. 

WHAT NEXT?: Get Ready to Strike 

Clearly, we’re far apart from Kaiser on key issues — and until Kaiser commits to a different path forward, we need to make sure we’re ready to go ALL IN to win.  

Join a Strike Readiness Event at your facility to understand what it will take from us to win a great contract, including going on strike if necessary. 

Join a Strike Readiness Event at your facility

In Unity,  

SEIU-UHW 2019 Kaiser National Bargaining Team