Kaiser Permanente Workers Prepare for Vote on Union
Next month, more than 44,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente will decide whether to keep the incumbent Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West as their union or switch to the National Union of Healthcare Workers. Observers say the vote has implications both statewide and nationally because SEIU could lose clout in the health care sector if it fails to retain Kaiser membership. Other large CaliforniaÂ facilities are expected to vote after Kaiser.
- "Kaiser Workers To Vote on Replacing SEIU Union" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/31).