Federal labor laws protect newly-elected unions for 12 months, so they can bargain a new contract without being voted out by another election. So after HNHP wins the election, Kaiser and other unions cannot ask for a new election for at least 12 months.
If Kaiser bargains in bad faith during those 12 months (they won’t), the NLRB can extend those 12 months of protection for another 12 months or more if needed (we wont need it)! See Veritas Health Servs., Inc. v. Nat'l Labor Relations Bd., 895 F.3d 69, 80; 739 F. App'x 1 (D.C. Cir. 2018) (extensions are a standard remedy when an employer's refusal to bargain has consumed all or a substantial part of the original post-election certification year).
STATUS QUO must be maintained during those 12 months AND BEYOND. That means our pensions, pay, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment are PROTECTED.
STATUS QUO will be enforced by the NLRB until a new contract is adopted: whether that takes 2 months, 12 months, or 24+ months.
DURING THAT WHOLE TIME, KAISER MUST RESPECT THE STATUS QUO.
The NLRB has clearly ruled that status quo must be preserved for as long as needed until a new contract is in place. See e.g. Cofire Paving Corp., 359 NLRB 180, 196 (2012) (after new union won election, Employer cannot change, alter, or modify the existing terms and conditions of employment while bargaining a new contract with the new union, including mandatory continuation of all pay, pension, and other benefits). See also Raytheon Network Centric Sys., 365 NLRB No. 161 (Dec. 15, 2017) (employer must bargain to a complete agreement or overall impasse on mandatory bargaining subjects before the employer can take action).
Call the NLRB @ (808)541-2814 and ask them about how they will help ENFORCE THE STATUS QUO and Protect our Pay, Pensions, and Benefits