2005 National Agreement
—"The gem at our doorstep, the Labor Management Partnership, is something no one else has. Every single employee wants the opportunity to use our technology to its fullest potential, but we struggle with harvesting their input into this process. Please help us figure out how to harvest this gem at our doorstep."Pete diCiccothen-executive director, Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions
The 2005 agreement was remarkable for its creation of unit-based teams to drive frontline performance improvement, with the teams co-led by a unit's manager, a union-represented staff member and, where applicable, a physician. The agreement also beefed up workforce development. It was in force from Oct. 1, 2005, to Sept. 30, 2010.