February 12, 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:
At the 13th bargaining session held on Friday, February 8, the bargaining representatives for Kaiser Permanente and NUHW discussed several proposals affecting Healthcare Professionals. Included were:
- The addition and exclusion of specified certifications for Dietitians
- A review of an NUHW package proposal covering wages, other pay provisions, and an incentive plan and associated metrics; an adjustment to the earned time off program, educational leave, health and retirement benefits and plans
- The possible reviewing of a career ladder for Outpatient Dietitians.
Additionally, KP rejected NUHW proposals that would have created certain new job classifications and positions.
KP proposed engaging the assistance of a third party, to assist with advancing bargaining. NUHW is expected to respond to this idea next week.
Next bargaining date is scheduled for February 22.