The labor contract between Kaiser Permanente, a healthcare giant, and its 75,000 unionized healthcare workers expired over the weekend, and tensions are rising as workers gear up for a potential strike. The contract expired on Saturday after the two sides failed to reach a new agreement.
As a result, thousands of patients with appointments at Kaiser Permanente may face rescheduling of their doctor’s appointments this week. However, Kaiser hospitals in California and Oregon are currently operating normally while negotiations continue.
Both parties have agreed to meet through Tuesday to try to reach an agreement, but if an agreement is not reached, a strike could begin as early as 6 am on Wednesday. This would have an impact on Kaiser facilities in Fresno and Clovis, among other locations.
It is important to note that at this time, the strike has not yet commenced, and negotiations are ongoing. Patients are advised to stay informed about the latest developments in the negotiation process through trustworthy news sources.
– KFSN-TV (local news station in Fresno, California)