OPEIU LOCAL 29 UPDATE ON CKPU NATIONAL BARGAINING
Kaiser’s refusal to bargain the National Agreement is a clear indication we need to be fully prepared when our local contract expires on November 3, 2019.
Great Benefits, strong raises, job security, voice on the job. Focus on patient care. All of this could be weakened or lost if Kaiser Executives have their way. Kaiser will be seeking to strip away what we have worked so hard for over the years. Kaiser’s refusal to bargain the National Agreement is a clear indication we need to be fully prepared when our local contract expires on November 3, 2019.
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OPEIU 29 Joins the ALC, SF Labor Council, San Mateo Labor Council and Oakland Federal Employees to Protest Government Shutdown.
Local workers among 800,000 nationwide are not getting paid during shutdown
What: Forty percent of the federal workforce - 800,000 employees nationwide - are not getting paid during the partial government
shutdown that began at midnight Dec. 28. Bay Area members of the American Federation of Government Employees will protest
at Oakland International Airport on Friday to highlight the impact the shutdown is having on workers, their families, and the
When: Friday, January 25th 12 noon - 1:00 pm
Who: AFGE members affected by the shutdown who work at TSA, in other agencies and their allies. Participation is not in any official agency capacity.
Where: Oakland International Airport (OAK) 1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA 94621
Union Rights are Under Attack —We’re Standing Up & Fighting Back!
In this first report, we find that by bargaining together through unions, California workers increase their earnings and have more access to health and retirement benefits, thereby reducing reliance on the state’s public safety net programs.
Key findings include:
- Workers covered by a union contract in California earn an average of 12.9% more than their non-union peers with similar ages and educational attainment working in similar industries.
- Overall, a union contract increases an individual worker’s annual earnings by $5,800, for a combined total of $18.5 billion across California. In low-income regions like the San Joaquin Valley, the difference is more dramatic, increasing a worker’s earnings on average by $7,000 each year.
- 670,000 more Californians have health insurance through their employer as a result of collective bargaining.
- 830,000 more Californians are offered a retirement plan by their employer as a result of collective bargaining.
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How To Keep Our Union Benefits
A message from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions
What we’re fighting for:
We are committed to negotiating the best possible National Agreement that protects all our benefits and
rights and includes economic improvements such as:
- Strong raises – that are equal across regions
- Increased pension multiplier and change pension hours
- No takeaways on health plans
- KP Washington with full National Agreement
- Insourcing and the end of subcontracting
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