National negotiations with Kaiser began on Tuesday, March 6th.

Our union is negotiating along with 26 other unions that make up the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions. Collectively we represent 95,000 Kaiser workers across the country, including nearly 14,000 UNAC/UHCP members from allover Southern California. We spent the initial three sessions on training the bargaining team members on bargaining strategy and approach. On the Thursday management and the Unions broke into five sub-groups:

BARGAINING
• • Benefits

SUB-GROUPS

Enhancinq the Partnership

• Growth of KP and Unions • Total Health • Workforce of the Future

"It is our goal to have an active, welleducated membership during negotiations. It is vital to our team that we have your support, and we strongly encourage you to sign up to attend negotiations." -Ken Deitz, RN, President of UNAC/UHCP.

In these sub groups we began the process of identifying our key interests and priorities for each of these areas.

Our UNAC!UHCP Bargaining Team: Ken Deitz, RN; Barbara Blake, RN; Bill Rouse; Pam Brodersen, NP; Cindy Klein, RN; Danny Pollack, 00

KEY PRIORITIES IDENTIFIED FROM THE MEMBERS OF COALITION OF UNIONS
Protect all benefits Across the Board wage increases Enable/Create the workforce of the future and continue to create union jobs Ensure Kaiser employees and our communities are healthy Improve support for the UBI's and the LMP

COME TO BARGAINING!
Everyone who attends will be able to participate in observing the subgroups as well as actively participating when our Union meets separately from management to discuss our key issues. Sign up to attend online at www.unacllhcp.org!socaI2012signup

Kaiser implemented "Flex" benefits on all nonunion employees back in 2010, and has since proposed the same sweeping change for other unions and employees. We expect Kaiser will seek "Flex" benefits in our bargaining sessions. Through our surveys, our membership has made it clear that our first priority is to protect and maintain our active health plan benefits, our retiree health insurance programs and our guaranteed pension plan.

How Flex Works:
• • • Each benefit is "priced" by the employer to "purchase" Employees are given "credits"

benefits
Multiple benefit options to choose from

Flex Plan-Major Changes to Our Existing Health Plan Benefits:
• • Higher co-pays, new co-pays, and higher out of pocket maximums Different benefit levels based on full time or part-time (see back for more detail)
• • If you work 32-40 hours each week you get "100%" of the" credits" to purchase the" mid option" health plan benefit If you work 26-31 hours each week you get "80%" of the "credits," which means to "purchase" baseline full-time benefits you must add 20% of your own money to the credits"
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If you work 20-25 hours each week you get "60%" of the "credits," which means to
"purchase" credits"
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baseline full-time benefits you must add 40% of your own money to the See chart on other side

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Cost Increases Under Flex Plan
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Plan Feature Office visit ERvisit (co-pay waived if admitted) Outpatient surgery Inpatient admission Generic prescription (120 day supply) Brand prescription (120 qay supply) Part-Time Annual co-pay limit:

Current UNAC/ UHCP Benefits

Flex Plan
(Mid-Level Option)

$5 co-pay $5 co-pay $5 co-pay $0 co-pay $5 prescription $5 prescription

$20 co-pay $50 co-pay $50 co-pay $100 co-pay per day $20 prescription $30 prescription

• Individual
• Family

$1(500 $3,000

$3(000 $6 000
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Beli ee Health Insurance Cuts lais r Has Proposed to Other Emplovees
• Discontinue the current retiree medical benefit and replace it with the IIbest" available Senior Advantage Plan. • Smaller monthly subsidy for retired employees; smaller or no subsidy for

• Redu ed (50%) spousal monthly "subsidy" for current employees if age 62
or older and have 25 years or more of service. • No spousal monthly "subsidy" for current employees if younger than 62 and have less than 25 years of service or for any employee haired after implementation of this changed benefit. • No coverage outside of a KP service area. • Not eligible for retiree medical unless you work 2,000 hours per year, for a rninimum 20 years. • Benefit is not valid outside of KP service areas: if you move to an area outside of KP service area your benefit will not be effecive. • Co-pays and benefit levels no longer guaranteed. every ~ear. They can change

• Force change on employees already retired and enrolled in existing plan, going back as far as ten years

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Kaiser P.ermanente by its recent actions has sent a clear message that it wants to shift the burden of healthcare costs on to employees.
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Though Kaiser has yet to implement any change, they have proposed enormous changes in bargaining with other unions
(see other side).

As healthcare professionals, we spend our entire working lives taking care of other people. At the point when we retire, we have demonstrated a profound commitment not just to our profession

and our ratients,

but to Kaiser.

Currentlr, when we retiree, we have access to the same health insurance benefits and co-pays we enjoyed as • I active emp Ioyees: • The benefits don't change in retirement • Our co-pays don't change in retirement • We have access to a great health insurance benefit in aliSO U.S. states.

See other side for a summary of what Kaiser has proposed to other employees:

Join Us!
All UN, Hep members are strongly encouraged to attend National Negotiations to see first-hand how our issues and concerns are addressed as we negotiate our new contract.

Register to Attend

Bargaining:
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1. Sign up on line at unacuhcp.org/socal2012signup

2. Fill 0 t the 1'1/Be There registration card and turn it into yourll4.ffiliate Officers or UNAC/UHCP staff

QueJtions and Answers:
Q: Will I get to be in the room during negotiations?

Our UNAC/UHCP Bargaining Team: Ken Deitz, RN; Barbara Blake, RN; Bill Rouse; Pam Brodersen, NP; Cindy Klein RN; Danny Pollack,00

A: Yes, Jou will be in the room with the bargaining team as
an observer. There will be various negotiations going on at the same time for you to observe.

Q: HoJ much time do I spend in negotiations?

A: It's yq ur choice. You can sign up for Shift 1: 9am-noon;
Q: WhelTe do I go exactly?

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or Shift 2: 1-5pm;

or both shifts.

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A: The 0rline registration and "1'11 be there" registration card have all the information regarding
location I times. See other side for further details.

Q: Do I get paid by Kaiser or the Union?

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A: No. ~~is is on your own time and it is your opportunity to ensure that we win a fair contract.
Q: Can '\ attend more than one session?

A: Yes! Sign up to be there as much as you can.

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Q: Is UN C/UHCP bargaining with other unions?

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A: Yes! U AC/UHCP is part of a coalition of 26 unions representing 96,000 Kaiser employees across the country, Members from all the other unions will be at negotiations as well.
Q: Can I come even if I don't register?

A:

No,

must register in advance.

Turn Over

March 6-7-8: a io al Bargaining Begins
These sessions are primarily training for the bargaining teams and developing the bargaining process. No need to attend.

March 27-28-29: Bargaining at Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel
6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles 90045 9am - Noon

Shift 2:

1 - Spm

UNAC/UHCP Campaign Office Santa Maria Room, Third Floor Self: $13 Valet: $20

April 10-11-12: Bargaining in San Jose (Northern California)
No need to attend.

April 24-25-26: Bargaining at Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S G, and Ave, Los Angeles 90071
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Shift 1i:
Check .. n: i

9am - Noon

Shift 2:

1 - Spm

UNAC/UHCP Campaign Office Rendezvous Court, ground level Self: $9 ..35 Valet: $22

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, May 8-9-10: Bargaining at Manhattan Beach Marriott
1400 Par kview Ave, Manhattan Beach 90266

Shift 1:'
Check-in: Parking:

9am - Noon

Shift 2:

1 - Spm

UNAC/UHCP Campaign Office (Room TBD) Self: $23 Valet: $26
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You can also sign up online at

unacuhcp.org/socal2012signup

March

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Shift 1;1 9AM-12PM Shift 2; 1-SPM

April 24 Shift 1: 9AM-12PM
Shift 2: 1-5PM

May 8
Shift 1: 9AM-12PM Shift 2: 1-SPM

March 2 Shift 1!' 9AM-12PM

April 25 Shift 1: 9AM-12PM
Shift 2: 1-SPM

May 9
Shift 1: 9AM-12PM Shift 2: 1-5PM

March 2 I' Shift l l 9AM-12PM
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April 26 Shift 1: 9AM-12PM
Shift 2: 1-SPM

May 10
Shift 1: 9AM-12PM Shift 2: 1-SPM

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1-5PM

Turn ;n this card to your CAT member. Affiliate Officer or UNAClUHCP staff

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Thanks for Signing Up - e'li See You at Bargaining
March 27-28-29: Sheraton Gateway LAX
6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles 90045 Shift 1: Shift 2: Check-in: Parking:
9am - Noon 1 - 5pm UNAC/UHCP Campaign Office Santa Maria Room, Third Floor Self: $13 Valet: $20

May 8-9-10: Manhattan Beach Marriott
1400 Parkview Ave, Manhattan Beach 90266 Shift 1: Shift 2: Check-in: Parking:
9am - Noon 1 - 5pm UNAC/UHCP Campaign Office (Room TBD) Self: $23 Valet: $26

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April 24-25-26: Millennium Biltmore
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90071 Shift 1: Shift 2: Check-in: Parking:
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9am - Noon
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1 - 5pm
UNAC/UHCP Campaign Office Rendezvous Court, ground level Self: $9.35 Valet: $22