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2018 Alliance National  
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Collective Bargaining  
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Corrective Action Quick Guide  
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2018 LMP Agreement  
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2018 National Agreement  
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2018 Community Service  
Volunteer Days LOA  
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2018 Intrafacility  
Status Exchange  
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Dues Authorization  
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ACT Welcome Letter  
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Robert Reich:  
Why "Right to Work"  
is Wrong for Workers  

2020 Member Calendar  
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Grievance Form  
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Weingarten Rights  
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Definition of Consensus  
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Waste Anesthetic  
Gases Management

Kaiser Fontana/Ontario  
Anesthesia Liaison  
'When Every  
Minute Matters'

Management Office  
PO Box 41130  
Long Beach CA  

Heather Even  
KPNAA Manager  

Debbie Even  
MSM President  

Tel: 714.532.4034  
FAX: 714.908.9777  

COVID-19 Updates

KPNAA Member Teleconference: Thursday April 2, 2020 at 8:00pm
    (see email notification for information or contact local rep)

24/7 Hotline (Exposure/Symptoms): 1-833-574-2273

KP: Mental Health Advice 1-800-900-3277  or  (Click Here)

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AANA: COVID-19 Resources (FAQs)  (Click Here)

[ pdf ]  OHSA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

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[ pdf ]  March 31, 2020 Child Care Resources & Referrals for Southern California

[ pdf ]  March 25, 2020 A Message from Ed Ellison and Julie Miller-Phipps RE: PPEs COVID-19 Masking Flyer

[ pdf ]  March 25, 2020 PPEs COVID-19 Masking Flyer

[ pdf ]  March 24, 2020 A Message from Greg Adams, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals

[ pdf ]  March 23, 2020 California Hospital Association Response Letter

[ pdf ]  March 21, 2020 UNAC/UHCP PPE Letter to California Hospital Association

[ pdf ]  March 20, 2020 COVID-19 Update

[ pdf ]  March 19, 2020 Kaiser Permanente SCAL Masking Guidelines

[ pdf ]  March 19, 2020 Alliance Leadership Message

[ pdf ]  March 18, 2020 KPNAA Member Tele Town Hall Re-Cap

[ pdf ]  March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update

[ pdf ]  March 16, 2020 COVID-19 Update

[ pdf ]  Message from Ed Ellison and Julie Miller-Phipps

[ pdf ]  Exposure to Novel Coronavirus Policy

[ pdf ]  School Closure Policy


The Kaiser Permanente Nurse Anesthetists Association (KPNAA) is a union of certified nurse anesthetists that work for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. We have 350 members of our union that work in facilities across the Southern California area. KPNAA members provide professional excellence through advocacy, unity, and vigilance.

Save the Date!

Saturday, June 6, 2020
KPNAA Annual Meeting & Benefits Presentation
Location TBA

KPNAA History

In 1978 Kaiser Permanente’s (KP) internal structure was strongly encouraging the organization of nurses into existing bargaining groups. At that time, the United Nurses Association of California (UNAC) was the premier nursing union for the Southern California region’s seven Kaiser Foundation Hospital (KFH) Medical Centers. Having been independent employees of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) for many years, the CRNAs were reluctant to become part of a large union structure despite the organizational pressure and purported benefits. There was some benefit to bargaining contracts as a group and no option to become partners of the physician-only SCPMG.

At the time, several CRNA’s from across the region had been meeting occasionally for Saturday brunch to update each other on activities across the region sharing items of professional and personal interest. Bette Greene, CRNA, had kept informal notes (legend has it on the proverbial cocktail napkin). The opportunities at the time were to organize in affiliation with an existing bargaining unit, appeal to SCPMG to remain independent employees or seek an independent organization status through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In an outstanding bit of strategy vs. luck, the notes compiled to date were enough to convince the NLRB of the independent status of the CRNAs. This was a time when independent unions were permitted outside of the AFL-CIO or other national affiliates. The NLRB’s 1979 decision allowed the Kaiser Permanente Nurse Anesthetists Association of Southern California to be formed representing all CRNA’s employed by the SCPMG. Our Association was certified as a regional union, not hospital by hospital as most other nursing unions function.

Click here to read more about KPNAA’s History (PDF).