The tentative agreement was reached Saturday morning between unions and the health care company, averting a strike.
Nurses and other health professionals at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and Southwest Washington plan to strike, joining what could become a national work stoppage by nurses working for the health care giant.
Wage increases, a new wage structure that would pay newer staff less and and staff-to-patient ratios are sticking points in contract negotiations.
Nurses and other professional health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and southwest Washington voted 96% in favor of authorizing a strike.
The roughly 3,000 skilled health care workers represented by Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals have been in contract negotiations since April.
Union reps and executives with Kaiser Permanente restart negotiations Monday, in hope of avoiding a massive nationwide strike next month.
Monday and Tuesday are the only two bargaining days scheduled between workers and Kaiser Permanente.
A coalition of unions representing 80,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon, five other states and Washington D.C., announced on Monday it will go on strike Oct. 14.
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It has been a banner decade for Kaiser Permanente.
One of the country's largest vertically integrated health care systems, Kaiser has endured turbulent years for many health providers in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act and more recent attempts to repeal the law.