Kaiser Permanente and Unions Reach Tentative Deal

Kaiser Permanente and unions enter tentative agreement after the healthcare industry's biggest strike.

Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers hold picket signs outside an Oregon hospital in January 2023.
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Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions jointly announced that they reached a tentative agreement for a new contract today, October 13, following the coalition's three-day strike earlier this month.

The proposal now goes before the coalition's more than 85,000 Kaiser Permanente workers for ratification, a process that is set to begin October 18, Kaiser and the coalition said. Once ratified, the agreement will have an October 1, 2023 effective date.

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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.