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:


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