What’s Going on With Bargaining at AHS?

This article is reprinted from the Speak Out Now healthcare newsletter at Kaiser and Highland Hospitals in Oakland, CA.

Our Highland SEIU-1021 contract expires May 31st, which is only 3 months away! So far, we’ve had a contract kick-off rally, where we chanted, ate some burritos, and got ourselves a purple union t-shirt. We’ve also had some t-shirt giveaway days. But none of these events have answered: what’s going on in the bargaining room?

Given that the upcoming contract could affect our workflow, our benefits, and our rights, we deserve to know what improvements, or takeaways, are being discussed.

After all, a good contract isn’t won at the bargaining table – it’s won when informed workers stand up for themselves, take action, and fight for what they deserve.