CNA Bargaining Update – October 5, 2016

                                                                                                                  October 5, 2016

A message from Arlene Peasnall, senior vice president, Human Resources, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFH), Southern California, and William Grice, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, concerning the October 5 contract negotiations with the California Nurses Association (CNA):

At today’s 28th bargaining session, CNA again failed to present Kaiser Foundation Hospitals with either a comprehensive counteroffer or at least a wage and benefit counter to KFH’s comprehensive contract proposal of April 26.

The two sides did reach a tentative agreement on Job Posting. The union also presented a counteroffer on the issue of Discipline and Discharge/Just Cause that was countered by KFH. No agreement was reached on this topic.

No future date for a next bargaining session was set. The two sides did agree to discuss new dates.

Reminder: The Kaiser Permanente/CNA Bargaining Update and the complete contract proposal are also available online from any Internet-accessible computer, tablet, or smart phone at: