Kaiser Permanente Hawaii will temporarily shut down 10 of its smaller clinics on Oahu and the neighbor islands during a planned six-day strike by nearly 1,900 union workers.
The state’s largest health maintenance organization announced Tuesday that it will reschedule elective procedures and non-urgent appointments and close the following clinics from Monday to Saturday:
Hawaii Kai Clinic
Mapunapuna (except gastroenterology and surgery)
>> Big Island
South Kona Clinic
Unite Here Local 5, the union representing 1,874 Kaiser workers, is planning to strike from Monday to Saturday after working without a new contract for more than two years. Kaiser has 4,314 total employees.