New Alliance of KP Unions Picks Name, Hires Executive Director

The Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) announced its name today and its first hire: Executive Director Peter diCicco, founder and longtime Executive Director of the original Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, from which the alliance unions withdrew last week.

Kaiser PTs & OTs win negotiate more charting time!

March 28, 2016 - Our agreement is the culmination of many months’ (nearly a year!) worth of work from a team of physical therapists and occupational therapists. It includes some major victories for providing better patient care through maintaining the number of appointments available throughout each week, while allowing for some increased opportunities to incorporate video and telephone appointment types into our practice, all while increasing the average “Call Back Time” (aka CBT or “charting time”) from 200 minutes per week up to 300 minutes per week!

We're Leaving The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

March 26, 2018 - On the recommendation of our OFNHP President and with the full support of our Executive Board, our AFT International President Randi Weingarten has withdrawn from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions to form a new coalition of unions representing over 50,000 union members working for Kaiser Permanente.
 
Our new alliance, coming together in the spirit of our original coalition, includes UNAC/UHCP, UFCW, Steelworkers, Teamsters, KPNAA (Nurse Anesthetists), Operating Engineers, and the ILWU.

Countdown to Kaiser Bargaining!

Kaiser bargaining kicks off at the end of March. We know it will take all of us, standing together, to bring home a fair National Agreement and improve our local contracts. Let's show Kaiser that OFNHP members are going all-in for our fight to protect our patients, our rights at work, and our industry-leading benefits.
 
Stay tuned for actions we’re taking locally in the weeks to come. And look to your building captains for updates. 
 

Operation Agua continues to provide lifeline to Puerto Ricans Share This

Launched after Hurricane Maria made landfall six months ago, Operation Agua continues to serve as a lifeline for communities still without access to safe drinking water, and it is now more than 75 percent to its goal of bringing 100,000 water filters to Puerto Rico. Operation Agua has raised $1.75 million through crowdfunded donations and has delivered 54,000 Kohler Clarity water filters across the island, including to more than 1,100 public schools and tens of thousands of homes, churches and community centers. Based on funds on hand, 23,040 more filters will be heading to the island shortly.