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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OFNHP President and with the full support of our Executive Board, our AFT International President Randi Weingarten has withdrawn from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions to form a new coalition of unions representing over 50,000 union members working for Kaiser Permanente.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.

Thousands rally nationwide to save Affordable Care Act

On Jan. 15, thousands of people, including great representation from AFT members, rallied in cities across the country to stand up against plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as well as efforts to privatize Medicare and Medicaid.

Trump's pick for labor secretary is huge disappointment

By picking Andrew Puzder to be secretary of labor, President-elect Donald Trump makes a mockery of his repeated promises to stand up for the little guy, to fight for working families, to create good jobs and a booming economy, and he puts the Department of Labor—which was created to help workers—squarely in the hands of the titans of corporate America