Get ready to cast your vote to approve our new contract! Over the last year, our union has fought for real wage improvements, real solutions to the staffing crisis, protections for remote workers and retirees, and a more robust Labor Management Partnership. Our collective efforts have resulted in a historical tentative agreement but it will not officially become our contract unless a majority votes to accept (or “ratify”) the deal.  Let’s unite to vote yes and seal the deal!


Following are important details on the tentative agreement and how you can participate in the vote. Please read to the end of this message so you don’t miss any critical information.

Together, we protected the strongest contracts in the healthcare industry by securing:

  • Across the Board raises: 6% in October 2023; 5% in October 2024; 5% in October 2025; and 5% in October 2026 – the largest raise package in the history of the Kaiser Labor/Management Partnership
  • Ratification bonus of $1,500 for each worker if the contract is ratified
  • No takeaways or changes to our local agreements

Please review the important materials that have been posted on the Tentative Agreement page of our website.

How You Can Vote

The ratification vote will take place electronically using a secured voting system called Election Buddy.

A ballot will be emailed to your personal email by 12pm on Monday, October 23rd. You have until 5pm Wednesday, November 1st to cast your vote. Any ballot received after that time will not be counted.

The ballot will come from “Election” Please add to your contact list to reduce the possibility that  the email will be marked as spam. If you do not receive an email by October 23rd check your spam and/or promotions folders. If it is not in your spam or promotions folders, contact the union at  In the subject line of your email, type NEED BALLOT.  In the body of the email, type your name and email address. A ballot will be sent to your email.

You can only vote once. Your voting choice is confidential, and nobody can see it.

Your negotiating teams strongly recommend a YES vote to ratify your local agreements for Laboratory, Optometry, Genetics, and Home Health Therapy and the National Agreement with the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.