If ratified, the four-year agreement between Kaiser and seven unions in six states and the District of Columbia would prevent a nationwide strike that was scheduled to begin Oct. 14. This agreement will help make Kaiser Permanente a great place to work for everyone and is in line with our commitment to greater affordability for our members and customers.» We are grateful for our skilled and compassionate employees who are committed to our members, patients, communities and others. OAKLAND, Calih (ots/I-A0) – Kaiser Permanente and the Permanent Emperor`s Coalition of Unions have reached a preliminary agreement on a 4-year national collective agreement, which includes 85,000 permanent emperor workers unionized in the health sector in 11 local unions. «Reaching an agreement wasn`t easy, there were a lot of twists and turns, but in the end we got what we had planned – an agreement that was good for patients, workers and our communities.» UHW was born from the merger of two local SEIU unions: Local 250 in Northern California and Local 399 in Southern California.