Today, ESC Local 20 members join 80,000 other Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Union members to overwhelmingly ratify the National Agreement with a 96% “YES” vote. With very strong turnout, all Local contracts were decisively passed across all bargaining units: 

  • Genetics: 100% “YES”
  • Optometry: 100% “YES”
  • Laboratory: 98% “YES
  • Home Health: 89% “YES”

After more than a year and a half of organizing, mobilizing, and negotiating, we have fully ratified Local and National Agreements! This means that we secured one of the best contracts in the industry, providing strong wage increases, affordable benefits, secure retirement, and a voice on the job through the Labor Management Partnership for the next four years.  

In the coming months we will be working together to educate members further on new provisions in our contracts and re-engaging Kaiser Management in a true partnership. 

Thanks to all the members, the Member Action Committee, Stewards, Bargaining Team Members, and staff who put in countless hours of work and grit to bring about these incredible results. 

Wondering what we won? Check here.