Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers walked out in a three-day strike between Oct. 4-6. Nurses, ER technicians and pharmacists were part of the largest healthcare labor dispute in U.S. history. On Oct. 13, Kaiser Permanente, an insurer and a system of hospitals and clinics, and a coalition of unions were able to hammer out a deal, with the help of acting U.S. Labor Secretary Julie Su, who was there in person when the final agreement was reached at 3 a.m. in San Francisco. Issues addressed in the contract included under-staffing, which the workers said hurt patients, and raises of 21% over four years.
Read the full story by Selena Simmons-Duffin and Scott Maucione for NPR, here: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/10/13/1205788228/kaiser-permanente-strike-contract-deal-reached