Kaiser Local 5 members to go on 6-day strike

Kaiser lab assistant Gerald Penaflor was on Hawaii Public Radio to talk about our upcoming strike for our patients and for our future generations. If you missed it, you can listen to it here: http://hpr2.org/post/kaiser-workers-strike-degrees-narrativity-tax-bills-pedestrian-safety

Kaiser lab assistant Gerald Penaflor was on Hawaii Public Radio to talk about our upcoming strike for our patients and for our future generations. If you missed it, you can listen to it here.

Last week, Kaiser Local 5 members voted yes by 88% to go on strike. We officially gave notice to Kaiser Permanente that we will be going on strike for 6 days from Monday, February 2, 12:01am through Saturday, February 7 12:00 midnight.

We have been negotiating a contract for 2 ½ years. Over the last few years, we organized four SWATA’s (Stop Work and Take Action) to protest the negative changes that Kaiser has been making, like urgent care clinic closures and mass layoffs. These changes hurt our patients and impact our ability to care for our patients.

We have been negotiating with Kaiser Permanente, who gave us their last, best and final offer in January 2014 despite continuing to meet with us until as late as October 2014:

  • Kaiser has proposed wage increases of 2% the first year, 1% the second year, and 1% for the third year. This is the lowest wage increase that Kaiser has proposed to any of its other unions, both here in Hawaii and on the mainland.
  • Kaiser also wants to eliminate guaranteed pensions for new employees. If Kaiser succeeds in eliminating pensions for new employees, what’s to stop Kaiser from going after the pensions of current employees next?
  • Kaiser has also refused to pay full retroactive pay. Instead, they want to give “eligible” employees a $600 bonus. Most employees would receive much more than $600 if they were paid full retro.

With $3.1 billion in profits in the last 9 months, Kaiser can afford to give us the contract we deserve. We deserve better. Our patients deserve better.

Kaiser has left us no choice but to strike. Let’s stand up for what’s right. Let’s stand up for our patients and the community.

Check your home mailboxes in the next few days. Members were mailed a letter and a FAQ. Note that there is a correction to the FAQ: We will be going on strike for 6 days from Monday, February 2, 12:01am through Saturday, February 7, 12:00 midnight.

Kaiser workers vote yes to strike

2015-01-15 19.11.57Local 5 members who work at Kaiser Permanente voted yes by 88% to go on strike.

By going on strike, we will show Kaiser that we are ready and willing to stand together and fight for our future.

Kaiser earned $3,100,000,000 in profits in the first 3 quarters of 2014. Meanwhile, Kaiser is trying to take away our guaranteed pensions.

Kaiser, where’s the aloha?

UPDATE: Kaiser members, don’t forget to vote!

The majority of UNITE HERE! Local 5 Kaiser Permanente workers have pledged their support for a strike. Our future is too important to give in to Kaiser’s pension take-aways. Join us for a strike vote at the locations listed on the back. Members may vote one time only at any of the following locations:

OAHU:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Thurs, Jan 8th Moanalua Cafeteria 6:30am-7:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Dole Food Court 10:30am-2pm
Fri, Jan 9th Waipio 2nd floor break rm 11:30am-1:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Mapunapuna 2nd floor break rm 10:30am-2pm
Fri, Jan 9th Honolulu Conf Rm 2E 12-2pm
Mon, Jan 12th Pearlridge Conf rm 8-10am
Mon, Jan 12th Kailua Conf Rm 201 11:30am-1:30pm
Mon, Jan 12th Nanaikeola Conf rm 2 12-1pm
Tues, Jan 13th Regional Lunch Room 11:30am-2pm
Tues, Jan 13th Kahuku Break room 12-1pm
Tues, Jan 13th Kapolei Conf Rm B 12-1:30pm
Tues, Jan 13th Ala Moana Conf rm D 4-5pm
Wed, Jan 14th Hawaii Kai Break rm 12-1pm
Thurs, Jan 15th Koolau Small Conf rm 12-1:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIG ISLAND:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Wed, Jan 14th South Kona Break room 9:30-10am
Wed, Jan 14th Kona Conf rm 3 11:30am-2pm
Thurs, Jan 15th Waimea Break room 8:30-9:30am
Thurs, Jan 15th Hilo 2nd floor lunch room 11:30am-2pm

 

 

 

 

MAUI:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Tues, Jan 13th Lahaina HPMG Conf rm 9:30-11am
Tues, Jan 13th Kihei TBA 12-1:30pm
Wed, Jan 14th Wailuku Staff lounge 11:30am-1:30pm
Wed, Jan 14th Mauilani Staff lounge 4-6pm

 

 

 

 

View a printable version of the vote schedule here. View a printable version of the flyer here.

UPDATE: Kaiser members, get ready to vote!

The majority of UNITE HERE! Local 5 Kaiser Permanente workers have pledged their support for a strike. Our future is too important to give in to Kaiser’s pension take-aways. Join us for a strike vote at the locations listed on the back. Members may vote one time only at any of the following locations:

OAHU:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Thurs, Jan 8th Moanalua Cafeteria 6:30am-7:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Dole Food Court 10:30am-2pm
Fri, Jan 9th Waipio 2nd floor break rm 11:30am-1:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Mapunapuna 2nd floor break rm 10:30am-2pm
Fri, Jan 9th Honolulu Conf Rm 2E 12-2pm
Mon, Jan 12th Pearlridge Conf rm 8-10am
Mon, Jan 12th Kailua Conf Rm 201 11:30am-1:30pm
Mon, Jan 12th Nanaikeola Conf rm 2 12-1pm
Tues, Jan 13th Regional Lunch Room 11:30am-2pm
Tues, Jan 13th Kahuku Break room 12-1pm
Tues, Jan 13th Kapolei Conf Rm B 12-1:30pm
Tues, Jan 13th Ala Moana Conf rm D 4-5pm
Wed, Jan 14th Hawaii Kai Break rm 12-1pm
Thurs, Jan 15th Koolau Small Conf rm  12-1pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIG ISLAND:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Wed, Jan 14th South Kona Break room 9:30-10am
Wed, Jan 14th Kona Conf rm 3 11:30am-2pm
Thurs, Jan 15th Waimea Break room 8:30-9:30am
Thurs, Jan 15th Hilo 2nd floor lunch room 11:30am-2pm

 

 

 

 

MAUI:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Tues, Jan 13th Lahaina HPMG Conf rm  9:30-11am
Tues, Jan 13th Kihei TBA  12-1:30pm
Wed, Jan 14th Wailuku Staff lounge  11:30am-1:30pm
Wed, Jan 14th Mauilani Staff lounge  4-6pm

 

 

 

 

View a printable version of the vote schedule here. View a printable version of the flyer here.

UPDATE: Kaiser Strike Vote Schedule

The majority of UNITE HERE! Local 5 Kaiser Permanente workers have pledged their support for a strike. Our future is too important to give in to Kaiser’s pension take-aways. Join us for a strike vote at the locations listed on the back. Members may vote one time only at any of the following locations:

OAHU:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Thurs, Jan 8th Moanalua Cafeteria 6:30am-7:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Mapunapuna 2nd floor break rm 12-1:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Waipio 2nd floor break rm 11:30am-1:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Dole Food Court 10:30am-2pm
Fri, Jan 9th Honolulu Conf Rm 2E 12-2pm
Mon, Jan 12th Kailua Conf Rm 201 12-1pm
Mon, Jan 12th Nanaikeola TBA 12-1pm
Tues, Jan 13th Ala Moana Conf Rm D 4-5pm
Tues, Jan 13th Regional Lunch Room 11:30am-2pm
Tues, Jan 13th Kapolei Conf Rm B 12-1:30pm
Tues, Jan 13th Kahuku Break room 12-1pm
Wed, Jan 14th Hawaii Kai TBA 12-1pm
Thurs, Jan 15th Koolau TBA
Thurs, Jan 15th Pearlridge TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIG ISLAND:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Wed, Jan 14th Kona TBA 11:30am-2pm
Wed, Jan 14th South Kona Break room 9:30-10am
Thurs, Jan 15th Waimea Break room 8:30-9:30am
Thurs, Jan 15th Hilo 2nd floor lunch room 11:30am-2pm

 

 

 

 

MAUI:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Tues or Wed, Jan 13th or 14th TBA Lahaina TBA
Tues or Wed, Jan 13th or 14th TBA Kihei TBA
Tues or Wed, Jan 13th or 14th TBA Wailuku TBA
Tues or Wed, Jan 13th or 14th TBA Mauilani TBA

 

 

 

 

View a printable version of the vote schedule here. View a printable version of the flyer here.

Kaiser workers are voting YES to strike

The majority of UNITE HERE! Local 5 Kaiser Permanente workers have pledged their support for a strike. Our future is too important to give in to Kaiser’s pension take-aways. Join us for a strike vote at the locations listed on the back. Members may vote one time only at any of the following locations:

OAHU:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Thurs, Jan 8th Moanalua Cafeteria 6:30am-7:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Mapunapuna 2nd floor break rm 12-1:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Waipio 2nd floor break rm 11:30am-1:30pm
Fri, Jan 9th Dole Food Court 10:30am-2pm
Fri, Jan 9th Honolulu Conf Rm 2E 12-2pm
Mon, Jan 12th Kailua TBA 12-1:30pm
Mon, Jan 12th Koolau TBA
Mon, Jan 12th Nanaikeola TBA 12-1pm
Tues, Jan 13th Regional Lunch Room 11:30am-2pm
Tues, Jan 13th Kapolei Conf Rm B 12-1:30pm
Tues, Jan 13th Kahuku Break room 12-1pm
Wed, Jan 14th Hawaii Kai TBA 12-1pm
Thurs, Jan 15th Pearlridge TBA
Thurs, Jan 15th Ala Moana TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIG ISLAND:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Wed, Jan 14th Kona TBA 11:30am-2pm
Wed, Jan 14th South Kona Break room 9:30-10am
Thurs, Jan 15th Waimea Break room 8:30-9:30am
Thurs, Jan 15th Hilo 2nd floor lunch room 11:30am-2pm

 

 

 

 

MAUI:

Date Facility Voting Place Time
Tues or Wed, Jan 13th or 14th TBA Lahaina TBA
Tues or Wed, Jan 13th or 14th TBA Kihei TBA
Tues or Wed, Jan 13th or 14th TBA Wailuku TBA
Tues or Wed, Jan 13th or 14th TBA Mauilani TBA

 

 

 

 

Kaiser YES 1View a printable version of the vote schedule here. View a printable version of the flyer here.