MANHATTAN BEACH (AP) — Kaiser Permanente and unions representing 105,000 health care workers across the United States have reached a tentative contract agreement.
A joint statement released Monday by Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions praised the three-year agreement, which would cover registered nurses, pharmacists, and maintenance and service workers. They say the plan includes 2 percent to 4 percent wage increases each year depending on the region.READ MORE: Beverly Hills City Hall To Hold Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony Tuesday
The tentative agreement also includes better dental coverage, life insurance and tuition reimbursement, among other benefits.READ MORE: Attorney, Law School Professor Dennis Franks Identified As Man Killed After Tree Falls On Encino Home
The plan has to be ratified by the 28 local unions this summer and Kaiser Permanente leadership. It would cover 81,000 workers in California; 8,500 in Oregon and Washington; 5,000 in Colorado; 5,500 in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia; 1,800 in Georgia; and 800 in Hawaii.MORE NEWS: Germarcus David Charged With Murder Of His 4 Young Children, Their Grandmother Ericka England
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