In 1971, Optometrists joined ESC Local 20 and, since 1997, have been at the forefront of the historic Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership. In 2002, the Optometric Assistant classification was created as a bargaining unit classification. 280 ESC Local 20 Optometry Professionals are deeply committed to improving members’ working conditions, professional advancement, and protecting quality patient care in Northern California.

Professionals represented by this contract are part of the Union’s Optometry Unit.