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To our employees and physicians:

Welcome to For the Record, your source for sound information about Kaiser Permanente Northern California and the opportunities and challenges we face.

As we consider how best to respond to the rapid changes we're seeing in health care, the economy, and our day-to-day environment, we have been and will continue to be engaged in discussions with the unions that represent our employees. We know you may hear conflicting information from different sources, so we want to make sure you are equipped with facts and information about what Kaiser Permanente is doing and why.

Thank you for all you contribute, every day, to help KP achieve its mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We encourage you to check this site often and contribute your own questions.


KP-CNA Bargaining Update #32

  • November 16, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 32nd day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented an overview of the terms of a settlement regarding holiday pay for part-time benefitted KP nurses. The settlement is effective immediately. It simplifies holiday pay practices, clearly defines holiday pay scenarios, and ensures that part-time benefitted nurses will receive holiday pay without exhausting a “bank” of holiday hours. More information will soon follow.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #31

  • November 9, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 31st day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a counter to the union’s proposal on training and education that gives nurses a voice in prioritizing their educational needs by unit. We also spoke about our commitment for nurses to participate in and lead workplace safety activities. Next, KP presented its opening wage proposal to the union for current KP nurses, for the three-year term of the contract
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #30

  • October 31, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 30th day of contract negotiations. The parties discussed at length the topic of safety, training and education for nurses, and the union maintained its latest Skills Day proposal. Kaiser Permanente restated its commitment to ensuring the professional development and education of our nursing staff.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #29

  • October 26, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 29th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a counter proposal to the union’s Skills Day proposal. We also supplemented our Oct. 18 Safety Committee counter proposal with a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent affirms KP’s commitment to support nurses’ active participation in Integrated Workplace Safety Subcommittees (IWPSS). The parties engaged in robust discussion about these topics.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update

  • October 25, 2017
Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) agreed that each bargaining team would meet separately today to continue working on proposals. Negotiations are scheduled to resume on Thursday, Oct. 26. We will continue to keep you informed. 
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #28

  • October 24, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 28th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente gave a presentation on our longstanding safety committees, which are intended to include representatives from all employee groups as well as management. We explained that the goal of these committees is to maintain an injury-free workplace, and shared examples of successful committee work. This topic continues to be a focus of discussion.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #27

  • October 19, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 27th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente rejected a union proposal on posting of training positions. We also withdrew our proposal that sought to clarify voluntary floating practices. The union presented a revised version of its proposed side letter regarding safety committees.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #26

  • October 18, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 26th day of contract negotiations. The parties reached tentative agreements on proposals regarding documentation of premium waivers, and eligibility for premium differential for those nurses who float between certain medical centers, medical office buildings, and satellite medical offices.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #25

  • October 17, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 25th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente opened negotiations by expressing our gratitude and appreciation to KP nurses, physicians, staff, and leaders throughout the region for their response to the North Bay fires. KP and CNA signed tentative agreements on proposals regarding scheduling of per diem nurses and removing expired appendices and side letters from the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
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KP-CNA Bargaining Extension

  • October 12, 2017
Kaiser Permanente and CNA agreed to cancel their bargaining session scheduled for today, to allow KP nurses, physicians, and staff to continue to focus on responding to the fires in the North Bay counties. The parties also agreed to extend the term of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement to Nov. 1, 2017.
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