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Kaiser Permanente lays off 530 employees in Southern California
Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | 11/16/2012 | Canan Tasci

Posted on 11/18/2012 6:59:46 AM PST by Baynative

Kaiser Permanente officials have confirmed 530 union employees in Southern California have been laid off.

At least 85 position were eliminated at the Fontana and Ontario medical centers, officials said Friday.

Officials at the health-care provider did not release the locations of the other 445 positions.

The layoffs do not include physicians.

(Excerpt) Read more at presstelegram.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boohoo; bringthepain; good; kaiser; layoffs; obamacare
Kaiser officials said they have undertaken a series of layoffs to ensure they meet possible changes that could occur with the implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, which aims to make sure every American has health care coverage.

Late October, Kaiser laid off 84 non-union employees, which they called a "modest downsizing of staff" in Southern California.

United Steel Workers Local 7600 President Roy Wiles spent his Friday notifying employees they no longer had a job with Kaiser. The union represents clerical, patient care and service workers in the Inland Empire.

1 posted on 11/18/2012 6:59:49 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

The point of the story is the layoffs. Yet, I can’t help but wonder why the steel worker’s union represents clerks.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 7:01:16 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

The workers will be replaced with SEIU union workers as soon as that part of the Obamacare law goes into effect.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 7:01:57 AM PST by Eva
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To: Baynative

Public and private unions should be kept separate. Some of our prison guards in Michigan are UAW.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 7:15:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Baynative

” Kaiser officials said they have undertaken a series of layoffs to ensure they meet possible changes that could occur with the implementation of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act”

Layoffs, the only way to meet the changes brought on by Obamacare.

“which aims to make sure every American has health care coverage”

But no job and no care.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 7:17:39 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Eva

TSA, Nurses, Doctors will be assimilated by the Borg.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 7:18:27 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Baynative

Oh well elections have consequences...more pain comming. If they are planning on invading Texas, Texas really doesn’t do the Union game well in both public and private sectors. I hate to see folks lose jobs, but Obama needs to do more damage to get the Lemmings to start screaming for a savior. Sadily he will require some fundamental changes before help is rationed out.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 7:23:33 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: Baynative

November 18 , 2012

Clinton Community College - Faces Layoffs in 2013-14

Update: Memorial Medical Center Ca. - 114

Update: Kaiser Permanente S. CA. - Confirms 530

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/


8 posted on 11/18/2012 7:27:14 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Baynative

But, I thought under Obamacare Health services was supposed to be the new growth industry. /s


9 posted on 11/18/2012 7:30:49 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: listenhillary

I don’t know what the Borg is, but the nurses and even some doctors have already joined the SEIU, all across the country.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 7:34:22 AM PST by Eva
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To: mylife
I thought under Obamacare Health services was supposed to be the new growth industry.

It is: 15,000 new attorney/IRS enforcement agents. On the federal budget, of course.

11 posted on 11/18/2012 7:39:10 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: Baynative

“Yet, I can’t help but wonder why the steel worker’s union represents clerks.”

For the same reason the AFL-CIO wants nurses. Adding to the directors salaries is the top priority.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 7:45:47 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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Donate here!

FReepathon is still on. Day 49
If not now, when?



13 posted on 11/18/2012 7:45:54 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Baynative

Hmm, union jobs at Permanente not quite so permanent after all, eh?


14 posted on 11/18/2012 7:49:46 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: JohnD9207

I’m afraid these layoffs are playing into Obama’s plans. As they accelerate and become more noticeable, he will have much broader public support to start attacking companies on the way to nationalizing them. I don’t think it will be long before the Justice Department starts suing companies, who will then have to decide whether it is cheaper to keep an employee or fight of a federal lawsuit.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 7:50:09 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: mylife

Experienced workers like these will get a big raise working for obamacare.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 7:54:29 AM PST by Zuse
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To: Yogafist
Correct...people complain about all of Obamas lies, however they forget to pay attention to the promises he has kept: “I am going to fundamentally change the government”
17 posted on 11/18/2012 7:57:59 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: null and void

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18 posted on 11/18/2012 8:08:39 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

Got your point...

So far I’ve been able to document 91,296 people laid off since the election.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 8:10:05 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Baynative

Why does the insurance company have to lay off employees because of obammacare? It would seem that there is more work required for obammacare:

PS: Never forget obammacare was doomed until turncoat USSC Justice John Roberts switched his vote! Shame on him!!


20 posted on 11/18/2012 8:17:24 AM PST by rawhide
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Are these layoffs permanent?


21 posted on 11/18/2012 8:23:44 AM PST by Moose47 (Cooper's photo)
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To: FrdmLvr
Hmm, union jobs at Permanente not quite so permanent after all, eh?

I just read in a story about pending layoffs at Clinton Community Hospital that the union contract require a full YEAR notice before a layoff!

One other union contract (I wish I'd bookmarked the article!) required full pay for a year AFTER the lay off!

22 posted on 11/18/2012 8:23:49 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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Are these layoffs permanent?


23 posted on 11/18/2012 8:23:53 AM PST by Moose47 (Cooper's photo)
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To: rawhide
Why does the insurance company have to lay off employees because of obammacare? It would seem that there is more work required for obammacare:

Suppose you're an actuary. Your job is assessing the statistical risk of each client based on age, smoking and other risk factors, and adjusting the payments and coverage so that the insurance company makes money.

Under a one-size-fits-all program, everyone gets full insurance, everyone pays the same.

What exactly is your job function now?

You guessed it, unemployed!

24 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:02 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Baynative

Because there really aren’t that many actual steel workers in the USA any more? Gotta get dues payers somewhere!


25 posted on 11/18/2012 8:40:59 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Baynative

” Yet, I can’t help but wonder why the steel worker’s union represents clerks.”

Kaiser Hospital is the remnant of the in-house health system of Kaiser Steel company. The steel union killed off Kaiser Steel in the 1970’s but he health system survived because they started accepting non-Kaiser employee groups as customers.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 8:53:43 AM PST by OCHB42256
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To: OCHB42256
"Kaiser Hospital is the remnant of the in-house health system of Kaiser Steel company. The steel union killed off Kaiser Steel in the 1970’s but he health system survived..."

WOW - it looks as if Obama has brought them full circle. Or as they say; "What goes around comes around"

27 posted on 11/18/2012 9:01:56 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Don’t you just love it! The United Steelworkers are like leeches. They killed the US Steel plant in Fontana, CA years ago and then migrated from that corpse to the Kaiser hospital where they are in the process of sucking the blood out of that business too. I just hope that these worthless bastards get their “fair share” of the pain and suffering that their “mentor” FUBO is bringing to us all.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 9:48:07 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Baynative

I see S.E.I.U. signs all over the Kaiser facilities I use. The Steel Workers are part of a coalition of unions at Kaiser. I can’t imagine the Steel Workers have a large part. Probably something left after WWII when Kaiser was a major ship building and industrial firm and the medical side was small.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 9:54:21 AM PST by airedale
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To: airedale

I worked at Kaiser for 5 years. They have a very powerful union in every area, from the clerical workers to the nurses..

We will see these HMO Health insurance companies fold, one by one, when they start losing the large employer groups who previously offered the insurance to their employees, but can longer afford to so.

By 2025 and the whole system be single payer. mark my words.

trying to live with it. Americans want want it, not this American but a bit more than half do.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 10:18:05 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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