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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 #18

  • September 14, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 18th day of contract negotiations. Dr. Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, who leads Kaiser Permanente’s Family Violence Prevention Program, is a national expert on domestic violence prevention. She gave an informative presentation on Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning Intimate Partner Violence Prevention program, which serves all regional employees, physicians, and members.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #17

  • September 12, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 17th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente completed presenting its operational proposals last week. The union presented two proposals and a counter proposal.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #16

  • September 7, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 16th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a proposal for the organization to update the existing list of medical centers, medical office buildings (MOBs), and satellite MOBs in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), with 30 days’ notice to the union, as KP opens, closes, or modifies use of its facilities in Northern California.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #15

  • September 5, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 15th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente proposed contract language that will ensure nurse participation in discussing implementation, roll out, and training involving a new patient classification system.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #14

  • August 31, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 14th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a counter proposal to the union, regarding annual skills training days. The union gave two proposals: one on break and meal relief nurse staffing, and another regarding reposting of vacant RN and Nurse Practitioner positions at medical offices and satellite facilities.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #13

  • August 29, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the thirteenth day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente and CNA reached verbal tentative agreement on three employer proposals, which clarify, update, or consolidate content within the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #12

  • August 24, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the twelfth day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente shared that further implementation of the Clinical Alert Notification System (CANS) in hospitals and emergency departments in the region will be paused for one month, to respond to concerns nurses and managers have expressed about the rollout.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #11

  • August 22, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the eleventh day of contract negotiations. In order to bring the contract in line with our current processes for electronic bidding and awarding of positions, Kaiser Permanente proposed to update contract language accordingly and remove references to paper bidding.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #10

  • August 17, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the tenth day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a proposal to copy a portion of Appendix M, which addresses fringe benefits for short-hour, temporary, and per diem nurses, into the body of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) to make this information easier to find.
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KP-CNA Contract Extension

  • August 16, 2017

Earlier today, Kaiser Permanente and CNA agreed to extend the current contract to September 30, 2017 to give sufficient time for bargaining. Bargaining is scheduled to continue Thursday, Aug. 17.  

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