Negotiations Update 6/22/18 - Tentative Agreement Reached!
The Guild For Professional Pharmacists (The Guild) and Kaiser Permanente have finally reached a tentative agreement, pending ratification by the membership.
There will be an email and post coming out soon with more details, but highlights include:
Across the board wage increases;
Increased differentials for the graveyard shift for the first time in 12 years;
Increased evening differentials;
First time ever addition of a new weekend differential;
Lump sum bonuses for every year of the contract;
Two additional days of bereavement leave within the State of California, if traveling greater than 300 miles;
$500 rollover HRA;
The establishment of a voluntary after tax Roth contribution option and a Roth in-plan conversion option;
$3000 tuition reimbursement that can be used for courses to obtain or main licensure, degrees, and certification) and basic skills (e.g. second language classes);
Part timers working on a holiday will now get a full day of holiday pay; and
The addition of a Benefits by Design Voluntary Program that includes self-pay options of long-term care insurance, legal services, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, pet insurance, etc. This is to obtain the benefit of joining a group for group buying power - Kaiser does not pay for this.
~The Guild Negotiating Team