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2020 O.P.E.I.U. Local 30 Election
COVID-19 Facts

Election Results

Nominations for O.P.E.I.U. Local 30's 2020 election for officers was held on 07-23-2020, during the union's regularly scheduled General Meeting. A few people chose not to run for re-election -most notably Roger Lester, soon-to-be Former President, and Jon Larson, soon-to-be Former Trustee. No need to get too excited though, some of the other 'inner circle' were quick to slide into those roles. Briefly, there was a challenger for Roger's replacement for the Presidency, but then the candidate removed herself from consideration; presumably after the issue of cost for what would have been the single contested seat in the election was raised by MaryAnne or her followers (way to save those postage fees, guys!). Therefore, once again, we can safely presume there will be no significant changes to the way our union functions as 'The Old Gaurd' again remains in complete control for the next three years.

Dumbass Trump

Seriously, you're not really going to get your information regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic from someone (a moron) with absolutely no medical training, doesn't believe in science, and is dumb enough to stare at the sun with his naked eye during a solar eclipse, are you? Not only is the Fake News that Trump has spread throughout the progression of the Conorvirus Pandemic irresponsible and indefensible, it's also deadly. Instead, trust the FACTS provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Temporary Benefits Available from KP

Kaiser Permanente's Profits Up 300% in 2019

Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 30 Dues

"During these unprecedented times, our employees and physicians are working around the clock to help ensure the health and safety of our patients, members, and each other - all while managing sudden and unexpected challenges at home. To help ease the burden, Kaiser Permanente is launching Here4You to connect employees and physicians with vital information and support services."

Kaiser Permanente Profits

Coworkers at KP, do you remember when we approved a new agreement late last year that doubled our prescription co-pays (potentially quadrupling them by the final year of the contract), provides minimal wage increases, contains no improvements to employee's scheduling, has no improvements to shift differential pay, and no improvements to pay for on-call employees who don't receive benefits, and affords no additional job security for the majority of employees, because our union leaders insisted it was a good deal? Here's why I voted "No"...

COVID-19 Temporary Benefits

Read More About KP's Record Net Income in 2019

O.P.E.I.U. Local 30's Dues Structure

Where Our Dues Go

Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 30 Dues

KP Members, Congratulations on your raise! Did your union dues increase too? Probably. Check out O.P.E.I.U. Local 30's Dues Structure.

OPEIU Local 30 Financial Report

Now you can review O.P.E.I.U. Local 30's most recent Financial Report courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of Labor Management Standards.

View O.P.E.I.U. Local 30's Dues Structure

View O.P.E.I.U. Local 30's Financial Report

Right-To-Work is Spreading
(But it's Not All Bad News)

Right To Work

At present, more than half of the States in the U.S. have Right-To-Work laws enacted, several having joined this list within just the last few years. Opponents say Right-To-Work laws give non-union members a "free ride" in the workplace, enabling them to benefit from union representation and union-secured benefits without sharing in the cost of negotiating those benefits. They argue the "free riders" ultimately result in more and more workers leaving the union, undermining the stability and financing of the union itself. I've long been a staunch critic of these laws that are often sponsored by anti-worker establishments working to tilt the worker/company balance even more against labor. But, while many us have likely heard about the drawbacks to Right-To-Work laws, it's actually not all bad news. There are some unintended consequences to Right-To-Work legislation. Perhaps surprisingly, there are some significant benefits for members of labor unions in States where membership in the union is a choice rather than a requirement. Namely, union leadership in Right-To-Work States are required to truly listen to members and be more responsive because their actions (or in-actions) are more readily held accountable by the members. Further, union leaders in Right-To-Work States must continually endeavor to keep members engaged within the union. Evidence shows that, when union leadership consistently demonstrates these fundamental union principles, union membership levels in Right-To-Work States has increased at higher rates than union membership levels in non Right-To-Work States. Ultimately, there is true strength in any organization that is comprised entirely of people who are members because they want to be members rather than because they have to be members.

Read More about the Benefits of Right-To-Work

Leaving Money On the Table?

Negotiating with KP in 2018/2019


I thought this may be a good opportunity to remind Kaiser Workers about the 1.25% matching 401(k) contribution they're missing out on, if they're not contributing at least 2% into their 401(k). If this is you, contact KP's investment service company, Vanguard, now.

Example: An Employee at KP earning $50,000 per year, who is not making a 2% minimum contribution into his/her KP 401(k) account, is losing a free $625 that KP would deposit into his/her 401(k) account, every year!

Who's Saying What:

In response to the inquires I've received regarding 'what's going on with the union' (bargaining with KP), I'm providing information and links to several union sites and union-related sites that may be of interest.

Contact Vanguard

Read More About the Negotiations

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