On heels of historic strike, on-the-ground engagement from Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Julie Su helped bring sides to agreement
Frontline health care workers secure deal for critical workforce investments that bolster patient care
LOS ANGELES – More than 85,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers reached a historic tentative agreement today for a new contract that will bolster patient safety and make critical investments in the health care workforce at hundreds of Kaiser facilities across California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. OPEIU Locals 2 (MD/DC/VA), 8 (Washington State), 29 (Oakland), 30 (San Diego), and 50 (Hawai’i) represent Kaiser health care workers.
The deal was reached on the heels of Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Julie Su traveling back to her home state of California to engage in the most recent talks. Su arrived Thursday evening to successfully help the sides bridge the gap on key lingering issues.