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Kaiser's California workers move to switch unions

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Kaiser's California workers move to switch unions

Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente's California workers have signed a petition to leave United Healthcare Workers West and join the newly formed National Union of Healthcare Workers, officials announced Thursday.

The 50,000-employee bargaining unit is one of the largest among the nation's private-sector employers, and taking it over would be a significant coup for the newly formed NUHW. The group was created last month by former leaders of the UHW after the Oakland-based local was placed under trusteeship by its parent organization, the Service Employees International Union, marking the culmination of a long-running feud....

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-union27-2009feb27,0,3173207.story

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