Healthcare Union Workers Move Closer to Strike

If Kaiser Permanente and unions don't reach a new deal soon, the largest healthcare strike is set to begin next month in multiple states.

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More than 80,000 Kaiser Permanente union workers say they are prepared to walk out if they do not reach an agreement with the healthcare giant before their contract expires on Sept. 30.

The national bargaining team of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions - which represents workers in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, DC - notified Kaiser on Sept. 22 that it is calling for a three-day strike beginning Oct. 4, according to a statement from the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (UHWW), part of the Coalition.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. 

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