May 9th, 2011

Kaiser Caregivers Prepare to Strike

  Click above to see the slideshow! Last week, Kaiser announced first quarter profits of $921 million, or nearly $10 million a day.  That’s a 30% increase over the same time period last year, bringing Kaiser’s profits up to $5 billion since 2009.  Yet management is still trying to cut workers’ retirement and healthcare benefits, […]

May 5th, 2011

Candlelight Vigil for a Fair Contract at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center

Last night, RNs from LAMC and psychologists, social workers, dietitians, health educators and other healthcare professionals from Kaiser hospitals and clinics all over Southern California gathered to demonstrate our unity and to urge management to settle a contract that’s fair to workers and safe for patients. See more pictures and stay informed at

May 4th, 2011

Nurses at Kaiser Sunset to Lead Candlelight Vigil for a Fair Contract Tonight

Registered Nurses at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center will participate in a candlelight vigil tonight to urge Kaiser Permanente to bargain in good faith toward a fair contract that  minimizes risks to patient care. RNs have proposed that the hospital agree to provide the nurses with meaningful recourse to enforce staffing ratios that are adequate […]

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 […]