Navigation Links
Labor Board Decision Puts Kaiser Workers' Pay, Healthcare, Pensions in Jeopardy
Date:12/1/2009

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A decision issued today by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has put at risk the guaranteed raises, healthcare coverage, and pensions of Kaiser Permanente RNs, social workers, and professionals in Southern California.

"We have worked for years to achieve standards at Kaiser that give us security and allow us to provide the professional care our patients need," said Jeanette Cryer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Kaiser Corona/Riverside Psychiatry. "This decision puts all of that at risk and holds out the real threat that we will lose what we've fought so hard to achieve."

The decision by James F. Small of Region 21 of the NLRB to call for a union election among those professional employees could nullify the currently negotiated contracts covering the workers. Those agreements provide for a 2% raise in April, and profit-sharing that many of these workers are scheduled to receive in early 2010 and again in 2011.

Nullification of the agreements would put these guaranteed benefits at risk. It also opens the workers up to cuts in healthcare coverage and pensions that Kaiser has already imposed on managers and non-union employees. In all, each individual worker could lose as much as $15,000 in guaranteed income and benefits over the next two years.

The NLRB decision, which runs counter to a decision by the NLRB in northern California, calls for an election between the workers' current representative, the Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West, and an organization run by the union's former leaders, who have formed an organization called the National Union of Healthcare Workers. The former SEIU-UHW officials were ousted in January for transferring $3 million in members' dues to a bogus non-profit organization for their own use, stashing another $500,000 in a lawyer's bank account, and undermining the democratic rights of SEIU-UHW members.

SEIU-UHW will seek review of this decision by the NLRB in Washington.

SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW) is the largest hospital and healthcare union in the western United States with more than 150,000 members. We unite every type of healthcare worker with a mission to achieve high-quality healthcare for all. SEIU-UHW is part of the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation's fastest-growing union. Learn more at www.seiu-uhw.org.


Contact: Steve Trossman
213-300-1882

SOURCE SEIU-UHW


'/>"/>
SOURCE SEIU-UHW
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
2. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Version of Zyloprim(R)
3. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Version of Adipex-P(R)
4. Planet Technologies Announces Agreement to Acquire Antigen Laboratories
5. Laboratory at UI plays major role in diagnosing cancer
6. Milestone Scientific Announces Successful Completion of its Collaboration Agreement With Carticept Medical
7. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Version of Coreg(R)
8. Recovery Resources Collaborates with Two Nonprofit Agencies for Children of Alcoholics Outreach Program
9. MU researchers to collaborate on $20 million project
10. Instrumentation Laboratory Named Top of Class by Respiratory Care Managers
11. American Red Cross and FedEx Announce Collaboration to Help Small Businesses Get Prepared for Disaster
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... Farifax, VA (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... its 2017 Quest Awards . The annual awards, now in their 12th year, ... marketing peers selects the winners. , In 2016, the awards were retooled to recognize ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... a new clinic which can be found at 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is ... Thobaben, PT, OCS, Clinic Director, and Dr. Ali Higgins, PT, will provide care from ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Mlynarek Insurance Agencies, a Detroit ... business owners across eastern Michigan, is connecting with the Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry ... , The Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry works to ensure homeless, hungry, and underprivileged ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March 24, ... ... (ADI) has raised over $100,000 for its innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden ... demonstrates the instant demand for the product – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... they are now offering treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ at their office. ... Sleep apnea , specifically the obstructive type, is increasingly being treated at dental ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... PUNE, India , March 23, 2017 ... are growing ageing population, increasing diabetic population, accelerating economic growth ... developments of this industry are higher life expectancy of ESRD ... potential in emerging markets. However, the expansion of the market ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- Transportation Insight, a multi-modal lead logistics solutions provider receives ... with expertise serving clients in the food industry. Vice ... was named a 2017 Food Logistics Champion: ... publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product ... has brought to Transportation Insight a wealth of knowledge ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and the William Sansum Diabetes Center have established a ... affected by diabetes through enhanced research, education and care. ... cardiovascular disease bears a disproportionate weight on Latino families ... David Kerr , M.D., FRCPE, director of Innovation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: