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KP-CNA Bargaining Update, July 6, 2022

Today’s bargaining session focused discussion around staffing and workplace violence prevention — two areas of mutual interest to Kaiser Permanente and CNA.

Our bargaining team presented a proposal to remove the cap in the current contract limiting the number of 12-hour shifts we could hire nurses into. Removing this cap would help us recruit new nurses who desire 12-hour shifts and would also help us retain our existing valued nurses who prefer these shifts. We look forward to the union’s response to our proposal.

In addition, we received a union proposal on workplace violence prevention. Kaiser Permanente is deeply committed to the safety and well-being of all our employees and physicians. We have multiple required trainings, protocols, and processes in place to prevent and respond to workplace violence, in accordance with state and federal regulations and our own dedication to providing a safe and healing workplace for us all. We will consider the union’s proposal carefully and compare each element against what we already have in place to prevent workplace violence.

As always, thank you for your continued devotion to providing safe, high-quality care and exceptional care experiences to our patients and members.

Our next bargaining session is tomorrow, July 7. We will continue to keep you informed.

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