Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Deptember 13th
More than 10,000 Northern California nurses will receive major increases in salary, putting some over the $100,000-a-year mark, as part of a proposed contract with their union's largest employer, nonprofit health system Kaiser Permanente.
The California Nurses Association contract, which also includes a ban on mandatory overtime, a new pension plan and early retirement benefits, could set the parameters for future labor negotiations between nurses and their employers.
The new agreement would affect more than 10,600 registered nurses and nurse practitioners at 54 Kaiser facilities in Northern California. Kaiser represents the single largest contract for the nurses union...
TROY MAY covers health care and health sciences for the Business Journal.
Sep 19, '02
Well, it SOUNDS good. My guess is that the only 100K nurses will be CRNAs and some nurses in higher admin (the very people who are responsible for the mess Kaiser is now in). You can bet that NONE of them would be providing bedside care in med-surg.
But still it might signal an improvement in their healthcare environment. We can hope so, at any rate. (I still wouldn't work for Kaiser.)
Last edit by sjoe on Sep 19, '02
Sep 19, '02
I will be delighted to say that I stand corrected, IF Kaiser follows through on this. Time will tell. (I still wouldn't work for them again.)
Last edit by sjoe on Sep 20, '02