As Kaiser workers, we often risk our lives and the lives of our families to make sure our patients receive quality, compassionate care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are absolutely critical to our nation’s response to the health crisis and we take deep pride in our jobs. Many of us have been exposed to or infected by the pandemic, and some have even died.
Our hard work and dedication have enabled Kaiser to achieve unprecedented growth and financial success, including $4.5 billion in profits from just April to June of 2020. Now, as we face a potential second wave—combined with the flu season—it is imperative to retain experienced, qualified staff by recognizing and valuing our commitment.
Therefore, we are calling on management to treat our Performance Sharing Program (PSP) Bonus as a Hero Bonus and commit to pay the full amount of at least 3% of payroll for every member of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.