Important new information about our strike at Kaiser

NewsSeptember 17, 2011

Brothers and Sisters,

Next week, 4,000 NUHW members will go on strike at Kaiser. 

We will be joined by 17,000 RNs from the California Nurses Association and 2,000 Stationary Engineers from Local 39. Our strike will be the largest ever at Kaiser

Whether you are an NUHW member, a member of another union, or an ally, we want you to have all the facts. 

To begin with, here is a Question and Answer sheet about our strike, including important information about the rights of Kaiser Service and Tech and MSW bargaining unit members. (pdf)

Please click here to read a summary of some of the specific takeaways that Kaiser has proposed. (The takeaways listed in this document are from the Northern California NUHW Optical Unit bargaining table.) (pdf)

Below are the dates and locations for the strike in Northern and Southern California. Please note that the dates are slightly different in Northern California than in Southern California: 

In Northern California, our strike is a one-day strike and will take place on Thursday, September 22nd beginning at 7am (except at the Optical Lab, where it begins at 6am.) 

Here are the locations of ALL of the Northern California picket lines. (Click on the link and scroll to find your facility): 

North Bay picket lines: Santa Rosa (including Roehnert Park), Vacaville (including Fairfield), Vallejo (including Napa), San Rafael (including Petaluma and Las Gallinas) 

San Francisco/Peninsula picket lines: San Francisco, South San Francisco (including Daly City), Redwood City (including San Mateo)

East Bay picket lines: Oakland, Antioch, Fremont, Hayward (including Union City), Richmond (including Pinole), Walnut Creek (including Livermore, Martinez, Pleasant Hill and Pleasanton)

South Bay picket lines: San Jose (including Gilroy), Santa Clara (including Campbell, Milpitas and Mountain View) 

Sacramento-area picket lines: Sacramento (including Davis, Fair Oaks and Rancho Cordova), Roseville (including Folsom and Lincoln), South Sacramento (including Elk Grove)  

Central Valley picket lines: Fresno (including Clovis), Modesto, Stockton (including Manteca)  

In Southern California, our strike is a two-day strike (for Psych-Social Chapter and Healthcare Professionals Chapter members) and a three-day strike (for RNs at Kaiser LAMC) beginning on September 21st at 6am for all three units. 

Here are the locations and directions for ALL of the Southern California strike locations: 

Southern California picket lines: Los Angeles, Fontana and San Diego dates and strike locations 

We hope to see you on the picket line and look forward to standing in unity to fight back against Kaiser’s unfair labor practices!


Gloria Villasenor






Gloria VillasenorOptician, Kaiser Union City 
National Union of Healthcare Workers

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