Local 5 and Kaiser Permanente reach contract agreement

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - UNITE HERE Local 5 announced Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

According to Local 5, the new three-year agreement expires on June 30, 2012.

Local 5 members will vote to ratify the agreement through the end of the week.

The contract includes stronger sub-contracting language, the creation of labor and management committee to resolve problems within departments and maintains current health care benefits and free retiree medical.

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