The following email was sent today from Chuck Columbus, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, to all Kaiser Permanente employees in California: We wanted to let you know that the leadership of SEIU-UHW has notified Kaiser Permanente that the union has withdrawn its proposed ballot initiative that would have affected Kaiser Permanente if it became law.
Today the union withdrew four operational proposals it made earlier in bargaining, and rejected KP’s proposal about post-retirement Health Reimbursement Accounts for nurses hired after Jan. 1, 2018. In addition, the union presented a counter proposal regarding the transition to Epic, the new patient acuity classification system. Today was the last day of scheduled bargaining. To continue to move bargaining forward, Kaiser Permanente offered to bargain next week, to which CNA has not responded.
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 40th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a proposal under which nurses hired after 1/1/18 will not receive a Health Retirement Account (HRA) as part of their retiree medical benefit. This proposal does not affect current KP Northern California nurses hired prior to 1/1/18. The parties continued to discuss the economic priorities they view as critical for reaching agreement on a new contract.
The following letter was sent to all employees' homes on January 23, 2018: We Need Your Help Securing Our Future Together. Help Stop an Attack on Kaiser Permanente. Dear colleagues...
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 39th day of contract negotiations. In today’s bargaining session, Kaiser Permanente concluded questions and answers at the table regarding the transition to the new patient acuity system. The union indicated it would respond to KP’s patient acuity system transition proposal this Thursday.
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 38th day of contract negotiations. Two Kaiser Permanente patient acuity system experts joined the bargaining team to engage with the union in an in-depth discussion on this topic. We expect this conversation to continue next week.
Yesterday, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 37th day of contract negotiations. We’re pleased to announce that Kaiser Permanente and CNA reached a verbal tentative agreement on electronic bidding.