Trossman said he was particularly pleased that the new employment contract would create a $130 million training fund to bring more health professionals to the sector. In a statement issued on Friday, November 1, Kaiser said the collective agreement with the emperor`s coalition of permanent unions will last until September 30, 2023. It involves annual wage increases and the maintenance of workers` health and pension benefits, while creating a program to reduce the national shortage of health workers. After months of aborted negotiations, the Permanent Emperor and more than 84,000 employees in California and the country have signed a new four-year contract. Current challenges: for the partnership to realize its potential, both management and work must live up to the commitments we make to each other. The new agreement strengthens the procedures for managing behaviour in partnership of the company or labour parties. It contains enforcement provisions in the event of a violation of these standards. Kaiser Permanente is proud of its long history of work. A total of 40 trade unionists, who belong to 16 international trade unions, represent more than 160,000 workers of the emperor. In recent years, Kaiser Permanente has also entered into local and national agreements with unions outside the coalition, including: California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, AFSCME, UFCW, ETC (Steelworkers), IBT (Teamsters), Emperor Permanent Registered Nurse Anesthetists, IUOE, OFNHP, ILWU and UNITE HERE. Steve Trossman, a spokesman for the Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West, said the path to ratification had not gone smoothly, although the result was good.
We worked with an external and neutral mediator to help us secure a collective agreement with NUHW. The Ombudsman recently presented a compromise proposal to both sides, which we are seriously considering; However, the union refused and announced strike plans instead of going through the mediation process. A new four-year contract commits Kaiser Permanente to a sustainable future of job security and other trade union rights: of course, all our EU rights are fully respected and unchanged. The provisions of the 1997 agreement, which laid the foundation for our protection of job security, remained unchanged. The agreement on job security and income security, which is a separate document, remains in force and remains unchanged. Kaiser and negotiators from the 11 unions that make up the coalition reached an interim agreement on September 25, after nearly five months of negotiations that began in April. The agreement was ratified by union members in October, narrowly ruling out a week-long strike, which was due to start on 14 October. The agreement includes procedures to exclude the partnership of a leading party or a trade union party that engage in monstrous and non-partner behaviour, as agreed with a vote of 70% or more of the parties. Until September 30, 2023, a new four-year collective agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the Kaiser-Dauer union coalition is in effect.
The agreement, confirmed by workers represented by the coalition of the emperor`s permanent trade unions, includes more than 84,000 permanent emperor health workers employed by unions throughout the country. The Permanent Emperor and coalition negotiators reached a tentative agreement on 25 September, after nearly five months of active negotiations that began in April 2019. The agreement was ratified in October by union members at Kaiser Permanente. Organizational structures: the updated PMT agreement reflects the current common governing body (the LMP Strategic Group). It states that union members who are not covered by the agreement may participate in partnership activities that influence their work but cannot participate in the consensus decision-making process. There is an additional section that reflects the fact that there may be several trade union parties (alliance unions and perhaps other unions that are not part of the Alliance).