Contract talks between Kaiser Permanente and unions representing 85,000 of their workers, including 3,500 in Colorado, sharpened on Thursday, increasing the chances of an expulsion in the fall.
Coalition members of the Kaiser Permanente Community will have votes starting in late July to approve an unfair workout training.
Coalition members in Colorado meet Saturday to discuss the next steps, which may include strike strikes at the beginning of September, said David Fernandez, spokesperson for the Official Union Local 105.
"If it is going to be a strike in Colorado , it would happen October 1
About 235 members of the locals and supporters picked three Kaiser subway stations in Denver on Thursday to increase the pressure on nonprofit healthcare professionals claiming to behave constantly as a profit association – and not in a good way .
Workers' demands management has undergone one of the most successful labor management partnerships in the country by offering wage increases below the inflation rate; wins the benefits for new hires; weakening protection for job security; and outsourcing positions to suppliers that pay significantly less.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado, for example, offers wage growth of 1 percent or 2 percent a year. The coalition wants 3 percent to 4 percent a year and claims they are needed to keep up with rapidly rising cost of living in states like Colorado and California.
Coalition Requirements Kaiser Permanente is low-costing its workers despite having cleared $ 9 billion in profits since January 2017 and building up $ 31.5 billion in reserves.
Kaiser Permanente stated in a statement that it would adhere to its pledge to negotiate in good faith and maintain its commitment to reaching "just and fair agreements that provide our employees with good, competitive benefits and wages."  "We are disappointed that some Union leaders choose to make false claims and pursue a contradictory, destructive approach as part of their negotiating strategy," health professionals said.  When positions are outsourced affected employees have moved elsewhere or offered up to one year's worth of wages and benefits if it cannot be arrested, the statement said. The reserves are needed to guard against unexpected events, cover plant investments and guarantee future pension obligations.
"We are still committed to keeping Kaiser Permanente a good place to work and care for. We know that in order to continue to achieve this goal, we must offer competitive benefits and pay in order to attract and retain the best employees
Doctors, registered nurses and mental health professionals are not among them considering a strike. Kaiser Permanente employs 8,000 people in Colorado.
Kaiser Permanente counts 12.3 million members, including 640,000 in Colorado. billion dollars in annual revenues and is profitable nationally, but the Colorado operations absorbed $ 35 million in losses in recent years due to higher reimbursement costs for the area's hospitals.
If a national strike occurs, it will constitute the largest work activity in the United States since 185,000 Teamsters went out to UPS in 1997, the coalition said.