In 2017, the newest Kaiser Permanente professionals joined ESC Local 20. Home Health Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists are highly trained, expert health care professionals who provide in-home physical, speech, and occupational therapy services. Home Health Therapists are the core of Kaiser’s vaunted Early Release After Surgery (ERAS) program which allows patients to recover in the comfort of their own homes as soon as possible. After a year and a half of tense contract negotiations, conducted alongside the national campaign to bring Kaiser back to the table to secure a successor to the expired National Agreement, they now have a voice at work and clear agreement on wages, benefits, and working conditions.
Professionals represented by this contract are part of the Union’s Medical Professionals Unit.