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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.
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
Meet Your National Agreement: Change Is Here, Be Prepared
How our contract helps employees skill up.
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
Who will care for the caregiver? Using human-centered design concepts, patients, their family members, frontline workers and KP leaders are finding ways to ensure patients are safe at home and caregivers get the support they need.
Caring for the Caregivers
Easing the burden that falls to patients’ family, friends.
October 11, 2017
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
I'm a believer: Emile Pinera, MD, was skeptical about UBTs at first. After seeing how partnership led to results for his patients, he's sold.
Partnership: Just What the Doctor Ordered
How one Georgia doctor became an LMP advocate.
September 5, 2017
Now hear this: Leaders and members of this UBT benefit from each other’s complementary workplace experiences. Pictured (left to right) are Lynn Reese, Au.D., a UFCW Local 400 member; Roger Wallace, clinician; and Caroline Masikonde, clinical operations manager.
Listening Is Key for Audiology Co-Leads
How to value each other’s different skills and background.
Laughing out loud: Co-leads Terri Imbach, James R. O’Brien, MD, and Christina English, LPN, use fun to shake things up for their Mt. Scott Medical Office unit-based team.
A Dose of Fun
Co-leads use laughter to help their team — and themselves.
"I look at (partnership) as a marriage," says Denice L. Washington, an OPEIU Local 29 business representative who is the labor co-lead to the Northern California LMP Steering Committee. "You have to work at a marriage every day. Don’t take it for granted....There are hard conversations that have to happen, and you’ve got to have the ability to trust your partner and be open and receptive to ideas."Visit the Humans of Partnership page for more 20th anniversary reflections.
Past, Present and Future
Voices from the front lines, on LMP's 20th anniversary.
The View From the High Road
A message from the LMP tri-chairs on our 20-year journey.