Unions, Kaiser Permanente Reach Tentative Agreement

Mike Hall, AFL-CIO, May 12, 2012 Kaiser Permanente and the nearly 100,000 members of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, reached tentative agreement yesterday on a new, three-year national contract. The tentative agreement covers workers at hundreds of Kaiser Permanente health care facilities in nine states. The current agreement expires September 30. The tentative agreement includes wage increases and maintains current benefits plus improves the dental plan. Kaiser Permanente also has committed $19 million annually to two existing educational trust funds to ensure career development for its diverse workforce. ... Unions