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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