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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 #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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Kaiser Permanente – CNA Update #3

  • July 25, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the third day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente’s bargaining team delivered its first proposal, regarding prescheduling of per-diem nurses to cover vacation and educational leave for regular part time nurses.
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Kaiser Permanente – CNA Update #2

  • July 20, 2017
Today, Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association (CNA) met for the second day of contract negotiations. Kaiser Permanente’s bargaining team delivered its opening remarks, which included our commitment to keep our patients and members at the center of all we do, and to continue to be the best place for nurses ...
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