We Want to Reach a Contract
Kaiser Permanente wants to create a labor agreement that:
- Continues to provide our Healthcare Professional employees with highly attractive wages and benefits.
- Produces a fulfilling work and care environment for our staff and our members.
- Propels the collaboration between management and labor that will help us, together, meet and beat the health care challenges facing our nation.
We have actively bargained with NUHW’s leadership to reach such a contract since last July. We’ve held more than 20 bargaining sessions and attained tentative agreements. Most importantly, we’ve listened to you and we believe our current proposals reflect and respond to the vital issues that have been raised during our talks.
The information below highlights our key proposals delivered to NUHW’s bargaining team. Over the next several days, your union leadership is asking that you review and determine if our offer is right for you. It’s our hope that after your review, you’ll conclude that these terms will provide you with highly attractive wages and benefits and will strengthen Kaiser Permanente’s ability to be the best place in health care to work and to receive care.
A Summary of Kaiser Permanente’s Key Contract Proposals to the Healthcare Professionals (*Items listed are subject to bargaining)
Your Personal Economics
Across the Board Wage Increases and lump sum payments*
• Effective retroactively to October 7, 2018, an increase of 3%.
• Effective October 6, 2019, an increase of 2% and a 1.5% lump sum bonus for full- and part-time active employees.
• Effective October 5, 2020, an increase of 2% and a 1.5% lump sum bonus for full- and part-time active employees.
Annual Performance Sharing Bonus of up to $3,000*
A Ratification Bonus of 1% will be paid to full- and part-time active employees employed on the date the new contract is ratified.
No changes to Active Medical and Pension Programs
Annual dental coverage*
Increased to a maximum of $1,500
Alternate Mental Health*
Effective January 1, 2020, the Alternate Mental Health coverage will cover 80% of reasonable and customary charges, inclusive of both inpatient and outpatient, with no maximum number of visits.
Increased tuition reimbursement to $3,000/year with $750 of the total usable for travel which brings this benefit on par with other roles.
Wage Differential Enhancements*
Differential increases for Evening and Night Shifts, and Bilingual Pay.
Tax Deferred Retirement Savings*
Effective January 1, 2021, Kaiser Permanente will match 100% of an eligible employee’s contribution to his/her EDC plan, up to three percent (3%) of the employee’s eligible compensation. Effective January 1, 2021, Employees working at Kaiser Permanente on December 31 of the applicable year who contribute throughout that year at least 2% of their eligible compensation, or 3% of eligible compensation if they participate in the EDC plan, will receive the applicable match from Kaiser Permanente on the total of his/her eligible compensation.
Retiree Medical Health Reimbursement Account*
Increased to $2,000 per year of service.