UFCW Local 400 health care professionals working at Kaiser recently ratified a national collective bargaining agreement that increases their wages, and sets standards to improve the quality and safety of health care. “We look forward to working with the leadership of Kaiser in administering this national contract,” said Local 400 Secretary-Treasurer Lavoris “Mikki” Harris. “This is a sound agreement that paves the way for our local bargaining with Kaiser Mid-Atlantic that will take place in 2020. “What’s been most positive about this process is how it has galvanized member activism,” Harris said. “There is great energy and a wonderful spirit of participation. That will serve us well in implementing the contract and in improving working conditions for our members.” The national collective bargaining agreement covers 105,000 Kaiser Permanente employees, including more than 1,000 Local 400 members. OPEIU Local 2 members who work at Kaiser had previously ratified an agreement; Local 2 represents 2,500 workers in the metropolitan Washington area including patient care staff and technicians, medical records staff and others.
- UFCW 400 Wednesday Weekly