Inpatient RNs: Planning to retire this year?

Planning ahead for the higher census winter months, OFNHP has reached an agreement with Kaiser on a $1000 retirement notice incentive. Our goal is to minimize the impact of this year's retirements on our units. Providing advanced notice will help our coworkers and our patients by allowing more time for our units to prepare for the transition.

If you are an RN employed at KSMC or KWMC and you are planning to retire on or before December 31, 2016, you are eligible for the new RN Retirement Notice Incentive.


2015 THIP Bonus is Here!

More than 85 percent of employees eligible for the 2015 Total Health Incentive Plan in the NW region have maintained up-to-date screenings for body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, blood pressure, and smoking. The THIP is a negotiated benefit as part of the National Agreement.

As a result, represented KP employees will receive a $150* payment (before taxes) in your September 30 paycheck. The payment will appear on your pay statement as “THIP Bonus: Scrnings.”

Health Is a Team Sport: Everyone Has a Reason to be Healthy


History made: Seattle OKs secure scheduling

Seattle workers are once again breaking new ground by establishing a new principle: that everyone should know when they’re going to work and how many hours they’re going to get.

By a unanimous 9-0 vote Monday afternoon, Seattle made labor history once again by passing secure scheduling — the first new labor standard to address weekly work schedules since overtime pay became law in the 1930s.


Support Nurses Striking in Minnesota!

Our brothers and sisters at the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) are on strike yet again after another round of contract talks broke down with Allina Health in the Twin Cities.

Over 4,000 nurses at five Allina hospitals will hold the picket lines as long as it takes to reach a fair contract that preserves the benefits they’ve earned and addresses important issues of patient and nurse safety.


Recommendations for Election Day

We support candidates who will go to work for working people. These candidates have earned our endorsement with their positions on ensuring access to quality health care, safe staffing, protecting the rights of healthcare professionals to advocate for our patients and ourselves, and raising the standard of living for all working people.

Our endorsed candidates are supporting us. Now is the time for us to support them.