Coalition Union Brothers and Sisters,
Congratulations! We showed what Coalition Union solidarity looks like.
Because we raised our voices—50,000-strong in the Southern California region—each full-time Coalition union-represented employee will receive upwards of $900 in a special payment in lieu of the 2015 Performance Sharing Program (PSP) bonus.
This is a much better solution than the employer’s original offer of a special payment of $215 dollars per employee in lieu of the payout for the PSP—which we bargained in the National Agreement to recognize and reward the hard work that our frontline workers put into KP’s growth and reputation for excellent care and service.
In the next Friday paycheck, April 29, 2016, the employer will make a one-time payment of:
· $900 for employees who work 1800 or more eligible hours in a year
· $500 for employees who work 500 to 1,799 eligible hours
· $250 for (per-diem) employees who work less than 500 eligible hours
You didn’t hesitate, through petitions, stickers, letters and calls, to send the message that you contributed to Kaiser’s 2015 successes. For almost 20 years, the members of the Coalition Unions have stuck together to win industry-leading wages and benefits—as well as maintain the best workplace and the best care. Thank you for stepping up and speaking out, just like you do each day on behalf of Kaiser Permanente members and patients and your fellow Coalition-union represented co-workers.
Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, AFL-CIO—Southern California
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 166
Kaiser Permanente Nurse Anesthetists Association (KPNAA)
Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 30
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 121RN
Service Employees International Union–United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW)
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 324
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1167
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1442
United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP), AFSCME
United Steelworkers of America (USW) Local 7600