The Labor Management Partnership brings together Kaiser Permanente workers, managers and physicians at all levels of the organization. Together, Kaiser Permanente, the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and the Alliance of Health Care Unions provide team-tested tools and practices for solving problems, making decisions and delivering better care, service and improving work life.
We’re so accustomed to this being our norm, it’s easy to forget how revolutionary our partnership is — and how democratic our interest-based methods are.
“At the (bargaining) table, everyone has an equal right to speak and explain their interest,” says Linda Gonzales of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which helps facilitate our national bargaining sessions. “There’s more open dialogue and sharing of information.”