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Tens of Thousands of Healthcare Workers at Kaiser Permanente to Picket at 50 Facilities Over Unsafe Staffing, Patient Care Crisis

Coalition of 85,000 Frontline Workers is Calling on Kaiser to Make Significant Investments in Workforce as Contract is Set to Expire September 31

  • 14 July 2023
Tens of Thousands of Healthcare Workers at Kaiser Permanente to Picket at 50 Facilities Over Unsafe Staffing, Patient Care Crisis

OAKLAND, Calif. – Less than three months away from their contract expiration, tens of thousands of healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente will hold pickets to protest the short staffing crisis and its effects on patients and caregivers. The pickets will take place at 50 facilities across California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado, and will start July 24 and run through July 29.

After three years of the COVID pandemic and chronic understaffing, healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente are calling on management to provide safe staffing levels. Caregivers say understaffed hospitals and clinics are unsafe and can lead to long wait times, mistaken diagnoses, and neglect, making it harder to give patients quality care.

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  • 14 July 2023

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  • 6 July 2023

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Happy Independence Day from OPEIU

  • 4 July 2023
Happy Independence Day from OPEIU

To Our OPEIU Family:

We hope you have a safe, relaxing and happy Fourth of July. As we celebrate this holiday with our loved ones, we're reminded of millions of our nonunion siblings working today — and the millions who have 0 days off in the world's wealthiest nation.

The power of a union contract makes the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness we celebrate today easier to access. As union members, let's strive to help spread the benefits of union membership to all working people.

In solidarity,

Join LCLAA's Webinar: Call to Action - Unmasking Florida Bill SB1718

  • 29 June 2023
Dear members,

Please join us this Friday, June 30th at 4:30 pm EST for a webinar aimed to raise awareness about a legislation that could have significant implications for the rights and well-being of Latino/a workers in our community.

Florida Bill SB1718 poses significant challenges for Latino/a workers, potentially jeopardizing their rights, well-being, and access to essential protections. It is crucial to understand and address the specific impact this bill may have on the livelihoods and dignity of Latino/a workers in our community.
Speakers include prominent labor movement leaders, including Yanira Merino - LCLAA National President, Senator Victor Torres - Democratic Member of Florida Senate, Andrew Luybarsky- AFL-CIO Attorney, Shannon Lederer- AFL-CIO Director of Immigration Policy, Javier Almazan, Victor Sanchez, and Manuel Hartman - Presidents of LCLAA’s Florida Chapters.

Please share this invitation widely with your networks, especially those who are passionate about supporting Latino/a workers and their rights. Their participation will strengthen our collective voice and drive meaningful change. Together, let us stand up for the rights and well-being of Latino/a workers in the face of Florida Bill SB1718!

Yanira Merino

National President of LCLAA
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