January 18th, 2011

In the News: Kaiser must restore raises, training for health care workers

From American Medical News: A judge and the NLRB order the California-based plan to bargain in good faith with the National Union of Healthcare Workers. By VICTORIA STAGG ELLIOTT, amednews staff. Posted Jan. 18, 2011. Kaiser Permanente affiliates must restore annual raises, tuition reimbursement and a steward training program for employees who elected to switch unions in early […]

January 17th, 2011

Kaiser Caregivers in Southern California Receive Their Raises

Over the last few days, 2,300 Kaiser workers in Southern California who voted to join NUHW have been receiving paychecks reflecting the 2% raises promised them under their prior contract. “We voted NUHW and we didn’t lose anything,” said Irma Dufelmeier, a 24-year RN at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center. “We kept our raises, our […]

January 6th, 2011

Kaiser Agrees to Stop Breaking the Law, Restores NUHW Members’ Raises and Benefits

After being ordered by two judges to comply with the law, Kaiser Permanente has agreed to restore illegally withheld raises and benefits to 2,300 NUHW members in Southern California. Yesterday, Kaiser Regional Vice President of Human Resources Arlene Peasnall filed an affidavit in federal court, stating that “(t)he 2% across the board pay increase has […]

December 17th, 2010

Federal Judge orders Kaiser to grant “unlawfully withheld” raises and benefits to NUHW members

Judge Gary Allen Feess of the United States District Court, Central District of California, has issued an injunction against Kaiser Permanente for illegally withholding scheduled wage increases and benefits from 2,300 Southern California RNs and professionals who voted to join NUHW in January of this year. The judge’s ruling charges Kaiser with “failing and refusing to […]

December 16th, 2010

In The News: Kaiser Permanente violated labor laws by withholding raises, benefits

By Kathy Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal An administrative law judge has ruled that Kaiser Permanente violated federal labor law by withholding scheduled raises and other benefits from Southern California workers who voted to leave Service Employees International Union to join a rival this year — and ordered the health care giant to pay workers what they are […]