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Kaiser Permanente statement about NUHW strike

We are disappointed the leadership of the National Union of Healthcare Workers would ask our highly valued mental health staff to go out on strike, when we’ve been in active negotiations since the summer, having met in 16 bargaining sessions over 5 months, and with two more bargaining sessions scheduled for next week. Importantly, there are no takeaways in our contract proposal. We are offering guaranteed wage increases which would keep our expert therapists among the best compensated in their profession, and continue to ensure that we attract and retain the most highly skilled professionals.
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Email to all employees

The following email was sent today from Chuck Columbus, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, to all Kaiser Permanente employees: You may recall that last month, on the eve of National Bargaining, the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions split into two groups, due to leadership conflicts between the unions. As we promised at the time, we have spent the last several weeks meeting with union leadership, to ensure we understand their perspective, interests, and the potential implications of their decisions. Just as importantly, we’ve been working to find a way to move forward, together.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Extension

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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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #19

Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 19th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a counter proposal to the union’s Home Health/Hospice Professional Performance Committee proposal, and withdrew KP’s Professional Attire proposal. The parties engaged in forthright, productive dialogue about Home Health and Hospice proposals, KP’s domestic violence resources, safety committees, Nurse Practitioner-related proposals, and electronic bidding.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #16

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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