Healing Together: The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente

Healing Together: The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente

by Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne E. Eaton, Robert B. McKersie, Paul S. Adler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801475465

ISBN-13: 9780801475467

Pub. Date: 04/30/2009

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organization in the country. It also happens to have the largest and most complex labor-management partnership ever created in the United States. This book tells the story of that partnership-how it started, how it grew, who made it happen, and the lessons to be learned from its successes and complications. With

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Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organization in the country. It also happens to have the largest and most complex labor-management partnership ever created in the United States. This book tells the story of that partnership-how it started, how it grew, who made it happen, and the lessons to be learned from its successes and complications. With twenty-seven unions and an organization as complex as 8.6-million-member Kaiser Permanente, establishing the partnership was not a simple task and maintaining it has proven to be extraordinarily challenging.

Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne E. Eaton, Robert B. McKersie, and Paul S. Adler are among a team of researchers who have been tracking the evolution of the partnership between Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions ever since 2001. They review the history of health care labor relations and present a profile of Kaiser Permanente as it has developed over the years. They then delve into the partnership, discussing its achievements and struggles, including the negotiation of the most innovative collective bargaining agreements in the history of American labor relations. Healing Together concludes with an assessment of the Kaiser partnership's effect on the larger health care system and its implications for labor-management relations in other industries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801475467
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2009
Series:
The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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