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Statement by Acting Secretary Su on tentative agreement reached between Kaiser Permanente, coalition representing frontline health care workers

OAKLAND, CA – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su today released the following statement after a tentative labor agreement was reached between leaders for the coalition representing health care workers and Kaiser Permanente:

“Today, following many rounds of intense negotiations, leadership for Kaiser Permanente and the coalition of unions representing its workers reached a tentative agreement covering more than 85,000 workers across seven states and the District of Columbia. This hard-won, historic deal reflects the dedication and commitment of both parties and a longstanding labor-management partnership between them. 

“What the parties have achieved here in Oakland demonstrates, once again, that collective bargaining works. When workers have a voice and a seat at the table, it can result in historic gains for workers, their employer and our country.  

“The President and I congratulate the parties on reaching a mutually beneficial deal that delivers important stability for this critical workforce, for Kaiser Permanente and for the patients in their collective care.”

Office of the Secretary
October 13, 2023
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Media Contact: Veronica Yoo
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