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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 #28

  • October 24, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 28th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente gave a presentation on our longstanding safety committees, which are intended to include representatives from all employee groups as well as management. We explained that the goal of these committees is to maintain an injury-free workplace, and shared examples of successful committee work. This topic continues to be a focus of discussion.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #27

  • October 19, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 27th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente rejected a union proposal on posting of training positions. We also withdrew our proposal that sought to clarify voluntary floating practices. The union presented a revised version of its proposed side letter regarding safety committees.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #26

  • October 18, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 26th day of contract negotiations. The parties reached tentative agreements on proposals regarding documentation of premium waivers, and eligibility for premium differential for those nurses who float between certain medical centers, medical office buildings, and satellite medical offices.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #25

  • October 17, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 25th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente opened negotiations by expressing our gratitude and appreciation to KP nurses, physicians, staff, and leaders throughout the region for their response to the North Bay fires. KP and CNA signed tentative agreements on proposals regarding scheduling of per diem nurses and removing expired appendices and side letters from the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
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KP-CNA Bargaining Extension

  • October 12, 2017
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 #24

  • October 5, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 24th day of contract negotiations. In today’s session, Kaiser Permanente and CNA reached a verbal tentative agreement on removing expired appendices and side letters from the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #23

  • October 3, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 23rd day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente and CNA exchanged operational proposals and continued to work toward agreement. Kaiser Permanente proposed new wage scales for nurses hired on or after Jan. 1, 2019 in the Sacramento, Central Valley, and Fresno areas, to more closely reflect local costs of living. The new wage scales will not apply to current KP Northern California nurses.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #22

  • September 29, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 22nd day of contract negotiations. Earlier today, Kaiser Permanente and the union agreed to extend the contract expiration date to Friday, Oct. 13, to give additional time to reach a tentative agreement.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #21

  • September 28, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 21st day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente and CNA engaged in conversations focusing on the union’s Home Health and Hospice and Appointment and Advice Call Center proposals. KP restated its counter proposal to increase the number of committee days for the regional Home Health and Hospice Professional Performance Committee (PPC) and Nurse Quality Forum (NQF).
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #20

  • September 27, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the 20th day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented the union with a framework that would include a nurse as a member in each medical center’s Integrated Workplace Safety Subcommittee, including participation in existing KP workplace safety training.
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