Kaiser Bargaining Update

On Wed Feb 18, Kaiser and Local 5 held another negotiation session. After a 6-day strike, spirits were high and there was an awesome, rejuvenated energy in the room. Our brothers and sisters from the Hotels pledged to join us in our campaign against Kaiser. We made a proposal regarding workload and how it affects […]

Statement re: 2/18 negotiations with Kaiser

“I’m truly disappointed in Kaiser. After being on strike for one-week, Kaiser’s mainland representatives came to the bargaining table last night and simply insulted us. This community needs Kaiser to invest in people and workers like me, not just in new buildings and facility upgrades. We are committed to meeting with Kaiser, but we will […]

Kaiser Strike: Day 5

We packed the streets of Waikiki at yesterday’s rally and made it loud & clear: Local 5 is here to stay! Hotel workers, clergy, elected officials, members of other unions, and other community supporters joined us in solidarity with our fight to demand better treatment of workers and patients from Kaiser. We also had not-yet-union […]

Kaiser Strike: Day 4 and Rally Reminder

TODAY: Rally for Healthcare Justice in Waikiki Our Rally for healthcare justice is Thursday, February 5. We’ll start the march at 4:00p in front of The Modern Honolulu (Ala Moana Blvd. and Hobron Ln.) We’ll proceed past the Hilton, Hale Koa, and go down Kalakaua Ave. toward the Duke statue. We’ll begin our rally at […]

Kaiser Strike: Day 3

We had another strong day on the picket lines and huge support from our patients & the community. We continued to leaflet patients and welcome them. It’s important that we encourage patients to come in, especially in the case of an emergency. Many community supporters joined us on the picket lines, including hotel workers, members […]

Kaiser Strike: Day 2

Our strike started off with a bang! A strong majority of Kaiser Local 5 members turned out to picket lines all over Hawai‘i. We’ve received overwhelming support from patients and community members. Patients gave us encouraging words as we passed out leaflets to them. Dozens of comments were left on Kaiser’s Facebook page in solidarity […]

Kaiser Strike: Day 1

Before the strike, Kaiser workers volunteered to speak with the media and outreach to the community to let people know why we are striking: because Kaiser is failing workers, failing patients, and failing the community. Urgent care clinic closures and mass layoffs overloaded our workers and hurt our patients. Kaiser is also trying to take […]

Kaiser Local 5 members to move forward with strike

MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release February 1, 2015 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas, (808) 333-4782, [email protected] Kaiser Local 5 members to move forward with strike WHAT: 6-day statewide Kaiser Permanente workers strike WHERE: Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center (3288 Moanalua Road Honolulu, HI 96819) Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Medical Office (1010 Pensacola Street Honolulu, HI 96814) Kaiser […]

Kaiser Local 5 members to go on 6-day strike

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 […]

Kaiser workers vote yes to strike

Local 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 […]