LMP Quick Facts
LMP covers 115,000 union-represented workers, 14,000 managers and 19,000 physicians.
The partnership supports and tracks the performance of 3,500 unit-based teams.
Established in 1997, LMP is the longest-running labor-management partnership in the U.S.
28% of UBT projects focus on reducing waste and improving affordability. These projects are estimated to have saved $35 million to $40 million in 2015.
Highly engaged UBTs show a 9 percentage point improvement in patients’ overall hospital satisfaction.
Highly engaged UBTs show 21 percent fewer lost work days.
Highly engaged UBTs show 38 percent fewer workplace injuries.
Highly engaged UBTs show 60 percent fewer patient falls with injuries.
Unit-based teams have conducted more than 10,000 worker-led improvement projects in 2016 and more than 36,000 since 2008.
LMP’s two employee education trusts have helped more than 104,000 union coalition-represented workers enhance their job skills and advance their careers.
About Our Labor Management Partnership
Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions developed a joint strategy to lead organizational change, create an environment of continuous learning and improvement, and involve the workforce in decision making. Jointly led by KP and the union coalition, it is the largest, longest-running and most comprehensive such partnership in the United States. We have spread workplace innovation and delivered measurable service, quality and operational results for KP members and patients—all while making KP one of the best places to work.