Kaiser Permanente and 85,000 of its unionized employees have reached a tentative agreement after the largest strike in healthcare history.
The two sides announced the tentative agreement on Friday.
The backstory: Last week 75,000 workers across several states, including California, went on a three-day strike to protest wages and staffing levels.
- The strike came after the contract with the union expired at the end of last month.
The big picture: Per the deal, Kaiser will raise wages by 21 percent of four years, as well as offering a minimum wage of $25 per hour in California.
- The union said it received protective terms around subcontracting and outsourcing, which will keep experienced healthcare workers in their jobs.
- Kaiser will also streamline hiring practices, increase training and education funding, have mass hiring events and commit to upskill existing workers.