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Jump in, the water's fine: Labor pools, like this one in the Northwest region, help deploy the right people to the right places to fight COVID-19.
Using a model perfected by building trades unions, KP and Partnership unions create labor pools to deploy the right workers to the right places in the fight against COVID-19.
Workers who participate in huddles and other UBT activities say they feel freer to speak and are better supported in their own health. They're also less likely to get injured or miss work.
How Unit-Based Teams Make Kaiser Permanente a Better Place to Work
Survey shows it pays to be involved in your UBT.
August 27, 2018
The team-tested practices section can help your team learn from others' successes and failures.
Take the Easy Way Out
Get ideas from other teams instead of starting from scratch.
June 13, 2018
Meet Your National Agreement: Change Is Here, Be Prepared
How our contract helps employees skill up.
February 20, 2018
Six Ways to Keep Your Skills Sharp
Strategies from workforce development experts.
December 12, 2017
The Labor Management Partnership provides many tools and resources to build team members' skills.
How Managers Can Support Career Development
Great managers build their team's skills. Here's how.
Medical assistant Abelene Cerezo-Kirtley can better care for her patients—and her dad (above)—thanks to new skills learned in the digital fluency program.
Let’s Get Digital
How to get smart about digital technology.
October 24, 2017
Empowering health care workers, managers and physicians to come together in teams and improve performance has been the crown jewel of the Labor Management Partnership.
Partnership Beats the Odds
Why 20 years of partnership is something to celebrate.
August 18, 2017
To truly reduce workplace stress and burnout, workers must have the power to make changes that improve their departments, says Ron Ruggiero, president of SEIU Local 105 in Colorado.
Collective Causes, Collective Action
Rooting out sources of workplace stress.
May 13, 2016
Wendy Watson manages stress through vigorous exercise.
How Managers Manage Stress
Tips for and by frontline leaders.
Katie Richardson, MD, master juggler: pediatrician, director of Physician Experience for the Colorado Permanente Group, the mom of an 11-year-old daughter—and expert stressbuster.
First, Heal Thyself
A physician talks about managing stress.
Health is a team sport for these colleagues at the lab at the South Bay Medical Center in Southern California, including members of UFCW Local 770 and SEIU-UHW, who take Instant Recess® together.
Meet Your National Agreement: Champions for Health and Safety
Workers help their teammates thrive at work.
Joan Thayer, a lead cardiology nurse and member of UFCW Local 400, gets a group hug from colleagues at a recent UBT fair.
I'm in a UBT?
Reminding people they're part of a team.
October 6, 2015