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Kaiser asks a federal mediator to help jumpstart contract talks with CNA
Sacramento Business Journal

Unable to agree on basic ground rules like location and who can be in the room, contract negotiations between Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association have been cancelled three weeks in a row. Now Kaiser has asked a federal mediator to come in and help. A highly unusual move this early in the game, the request does bode well for progress when talks do start. Most often, federal mediators are called in when neither side will budge on an issue after months of negotiations.