Workers At 32 Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Across State To Protest In Anticipation Of Wage Cuts
Kaiser plans to outsource 280 pharmacy warehouse jobs, layoff 700 employees at three call centers in Los Angeles and move some jobs to other areas of the state where workers will earn $2 per hour less, the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West said.
Kaiser Employees Launch Weekslong Protest Over Expected Cuts
Thousands of Kaiser Permanente employees across California are expected to protest over the next few weeks in response to worries that there will be layoffs and wage cuts in the near future. The protests, which began Wednesday at four Kaiser facilities, are organized by the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, which represents more than 55,000 Kaiser workers. The protests are expected to occur at 32 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across the state through March 9. Wednesday's protest was expected to draw hundreds of picketers. (Castellucci, 2/14)