LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of unions representing 50,000 Kaiser Permanente workers in California, Oregon and six other states has called off a strike notice after reaching a tentative labor deal with the health care network.
Both sides announced the agreement on Saturday, staving off a potentially crippling strike.READ MORE: Tracy City Council To Consider Appointing New City Manager At Upcoming Council Meeting
Some 32,000 Kaiser employees, most of them in Southern California, were prepared to walk off the job Monday to protest understaffing and wage cuts for new hires. Additional members of the alliance had authorized a one-day “sympathy strike” on Nov. 18.READ MORE: Bridge Demolition Will Close Interstate 80 in Solano County Overnight
Agreement on the four-year contract includes annual wage increases and new staffing language to continue to protect employees.MORE NEWS: Stockton Man Sentenced For More Than 11 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking
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