Issue Areas

As part of the interest-based bargaining process used in these negotiations, bargaining issues have been selected by the CIC.

Subgroups of the CIC then examine data and explore management and union interests with respect to these issues, and make a unified recommendation to the CIC on how the next national agreement will address their issue.  These are the issues that will be bargained in 2012 and are listed below.

The subgroups begin the work of identifying union, management, and joint issues in their area.  Once that work is complete, they examine data and generate options to address interests.  The plan is that by the conclusion of the third session of national bargaining, each subgroup will report a joint recommendation to the entire CIC on how the next national agreement will address their topic.

Subgroup Objective/Charge
Benefits The objective/charge of the Benefits Subgroup is to develop specific consensus recommendations for active medical, retiree medical and defined benefit pension plans.
Growth of KP and the Unions The objective/charge of the Growth of KP and the Unions Subgroup is to develop specific consensus recommendations for working collaboratively to grow the membership of KP and the partner unions, and for optimizing the Partnership Recognition & Campaign Procedures.
Note:  The Recognition & Campaign Procedures are an addendum to the Partnership Agreement between the parties and cannot be modified.  The subgroup may however, identify ways to optimize the procedure.
Improving and Enhancing the Partnership The objective/charge of the Improving and Enhancing the Partnership Subgroup is to develop specific consensus recommendations to improve organizational performance and operational flexibility through the Partnership.
Total Health The objective/charge of the Total Health Subgroup is to develop specific consensus recommendations to improve the overall health of the KP workforce and surrounding communities.
Workforce of the Future The objective/charge of the Workforce of the Future Subgroup is to develop specific consensus recommendations to improve organizational preparedness for future KP workforce needs.

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