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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.
Nursing Assistant Clinical Director Alainie Lounsbury, RN (standing), checks in with (left to right) Dan Alexandroni, Donielle Tresvant and Hong-le Ton-Nu, all RNs who are represented by UNAC/UHCP, one of the unions in the Alliance of Health Care Unions.
Rounding for Results: Creating a Free-to-Speak Culture
A simple tool makes peer rounding even more effective.
April 30, 2019
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 Sick Leave Health Reimbursement Account rewards good attendance, supports effective teams and serves the needs of KP members and patients.
Meet Your National Agreement: Sick Leave HRA Rewards Good Attendance
Take advantage of your unused sick leave when your retire.
May 14, 2018
Tip 1 of 12: Party-hardy to celebrate both successes and failures. Those are great learning opportunities.
12 Tips for Building Your Team in 2018
Make every month count with these helpful ideas.
February 20, 2018
Unit-based teams are one of the key innovations of the Labor Management Partnership, creating a platform for consistently involving frontline workers in problem solving. Shown here, members of the South Sacramento Medical Center Emergency Department clerical UBT, which launched a project to use portable laptops to capture patient signatures at intake and discharge, saving nearly $90,000 in 2016.
Labor Management Partnership Celebrates 20th Year
California governor congratulates LMP on its success.
September 29, 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
South Sacramento UBT members build bikes for kids in their community—and build their own team in the process.
Engaged Teams Build Communities
New ways to make a difference in your community.
August 8, 2017
A new issue resolution process allows partnership disputes to be resolved more quickly.
Meet Your National Agreement: Settle Disputes With Issue Resolution
Got issues? The National Agreement can help resolve them.
March 10, 2017
Interest-based bargaining involving worker, manager and physician representatives from across Kaiser Permanente is a cornerstone of the partnership.
New Book Spotlights Partnership Success
See what inside and outside experts say about LMP.
March 6, 2017
Hair on Fire? There's Hope
Tips and tools to tame workplace stress.
May 13, 2016
Regaining control: Shannon Cazinha (left), UBT development consultant, worked with management co-lead Linh Chau (center) and union co-lead Fairy Mills (right) to help their Northwest pharmacy team make improvements that gave members more control over their work.
From Tears to Cheers
How one pharmacy team turned its culture around.
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.