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, respiratory, speech, and occupational therapy services. In particular they are the core of Kaiser’s vaunted Early Release After Surgery (ERAS) program. 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.