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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 #12

  • August 24, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the twelfth day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente shared that further implementation of the Clinical Alert Notification System (CANS) in hospitals and emergency departments in the region will be paused for one month, to respond to concerns nurses and managers have expressed about the rollout.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #11

  • August 22, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the eleventh day of contract negotiations. In order to bring the contract in line with our current processes for electronic bidding and awarding of positions, Kaiser Permanente proposed to update contract language accordingly and remove references to paper bidding.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #10

  • August 17, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the tenth day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a proposal to copy a portion of Appendix M, which addresses fringe benefits for short-hour, temporary, and per diem nurses, into the body of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) to make this information easier to find.
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KP-CNA Contract Extension

  • August 16, 2017

Earlier today, Kaiser Permanente and CNA agreed to extend the current contract to September 30, 2017 to give sufficient time for bargaining. Bargaining is scheduled to continue Thursday, Aug. 17.  

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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #9

  • August 15, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the ninth day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente and the union each presented proposals that generated questions and discussion from both parties. Kaiser Permanente presented a telecommuting proposal for Appointment and Advice Call Center nurses.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #8

  • August 10, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the eighth day of contract negotiations. KP experts from regional and national offices delivered a presentation about Epic Acuity, a hospital patient acuity/nursing workflow system that integrates directly with Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #7

  • August 8, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the seventh day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente let the union know that, after consideration, we cannot accept its proposal to roll back active medical benefits to their pre-2014 status.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #6

  • August 3, 2017
Kaiser Permanente presented three proposals, regarding voluntary float, documentation of premium pay waivers, and the removal of reference to telegrams as a mode of communication in the collective bargaining agreement, and replace it with references to telephone and text.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #5

  • August 1, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the fifth day of negotiations. Kaiser Permanente presented a proposal that KP may require RNs to wear standard professional attire, which KP would purchase and supply. Our proposal is based on nursing professional standards, as well as successful frontline RN-supported programs such as the one at our San Jose Medical Center.
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KP-CNA Bargaining Update #4

  • July 27, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the fourth day of contract negotiations. Members of Kaiser Permanente’s bargaining team, along with experts from KP’s Regional and national offices, delivered a presentation about KP’s approach to providing a safe and secure workplace. Following the presentation, CNA’s industrial hygienist read aloud from the content of Cal-OSHA’s 8CCR 3342 regulation around workplace violence — all provisions of which Kaiser Permanente meets or exceeds.
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