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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #18

Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 18th day of contract negotiations.

What happened

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.

The union presented four proposals: 1) training positions, 2) adding charge nurses, 3) the formation of a Home Health and Hospice committee, and 4) the formation of an Appointment and Advice Call Center technology committee.

For the record

Dr. McCaw’s powerful presentation addressed many of the issues the union brought up in its domestic violence proposal, and demonstrated that Kaiser Permanente is a leader in intimate partner violence prevention and response. We want employees to be aware of existing personal and clinical resources around domestic violence:

  • Those needing immediate medical assistance should dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
  • If you need domestic violence help now or at any time, you may dial the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (TYY: 1-800-787-3224).
  • Kaiser Permanente’s Family Violence Prevention Program external website is available from any computer or mobile device.
  • The Employee Assistance Program also is available for KP employees and physicians. Find it by logging into My HR from any computer or mobile device, and then type “EAP” in the search field on the front page.
  • Our Abuse and Assault Clinical Care site, accessible only inside the KP firewall,  provides clinical resources for care teams.

What comes next

There will be no bargaining the week of Sept. 18, by mutual agreement. Bargaining is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 26. We will continue to keep you informed.



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