LMP Quick Facts
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.
About 25 percent of UBT projects focus on reducing waste and improving affordability. These projects are estimated to have saved more than $48 million in 2016.
Highly engaged UBTs show 13 percent 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 conducted 16,000 worker-led improvement projects in 2017 and more than 58,000 since 2008.
LMP’s two employee education trusts have helped more than 104,000 union coalition-represented workers advance their careers.
About Our Labor Management Partnership
In 1997, 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 coalition, it has become 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.