Local 5 members who work for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii voted yes by 88% to go on strike. Local 5 officially gave notice to Kaiser Permanente that workers will be going on strike for six days from Monday, February 2, 12:01am through Saturday, February 7, 12:00 midnight.
Over the last few years, workers organized four SWATA’s (Stop Work and Take Action) to protest the negative changes that Kaiser has been making, like urgent care clinic closures and mass layoffs. These changes hurt patients and impact the workers’ ability to care for patients.
Local 5 represents around 1900 Kaiser Permanente workers on Oahu, Maui, and Big Island.
Learn more at www.unitehere5.org.