January 11, 2019
A message to our Healthcare Professionals employees from Annie Russell, RN, chief operating officer, Southern California Permanente Medical Group; Arlene Peasnall, senior vice president, Human Resources Consulting, National Human Resources, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals; and Maryanne Malzone, interim senior vice president, Human Resources, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Health Plan and Hospitals:
Representatives from Kaiser Permanente and NUHW’s Healthcare Professionals’ unit met for their 11th bargaining session on Friday, January 11.
Kaiser Permanente presented a modification to the Healthcare Professionals’ health reimbursement account for those who retire after January 1, 2020. The offer includes a significant increase from its initial offer.
Wage market data was presented at the session. It showed that Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Professional employees are paid above median market rates.
NUHW and Kaiser Permanente wage proposals continue to be far apart.
In response to an NUHW inquiry about tuition reimbursement rates, Kaiser Permanente committed to reviewing the issue.
The two sides agreed to meet on January 23.