Kaiser Permanente Avoids Pharmacist Strike
Kaiser Permanente on Friday reached an agreement on wage increases and retirement benefits for its pharmacists in Northern California, preventing a strike scheduled for Monday, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The Northern California Guild of Professional Pharmacists last week approved the strike after Kaiser offered no change in retirement benefits and wage increases of 3.5%, while other Kaiser employees received 5% increases, according to union officials.
Guild spokesperson Howard Hertz did not disclose details of the three-year contract. Pharmacists must ratify the agreement, a process that could take up to 30 days (Downing, Sacramento Bee, 6/3).