I’ve worked for Kaiser Permanente for 35 years. I was here before the partnership, when we experienced the turbulent times of a 7½-week strike. The creation of the Labor Management Partnership has helped me navigate ways to do better by our patients and improve working relationships. As a steward for SEIU-UHW, I have represented my union and facility during national bargaining five times. As the facility labor co-lead for Roseville Medical Center, I use what I learn in bargaining and apply it to working in partnership every day. I am grateful for the experiences of meeting and learning from my brothers and sisters from all over the country—and from both sides of the table.
Angela Young, NICU unit assistant, SEIU-UHW steward and labor co-lead on facility LMP steering committee, Roseville Medical Center , SEIU-UHW (Northern California)