Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 January 2020

Abstract and Keywords

Kaiser Permanente, an integrated health insurer and health care provider, consists of the Kaiser Health Plan, the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the Permanente Medical Groups. It is the largest health maintenance organization in the United States, operating more than 600 medical offices in various regions and employing approximately 173,000 employees and over 16,000 physicians. The company has 28 local trade unions that form the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, affiliated with many national unions such as affiliates of the AFL-CIO and Change to Win. In May 2012, elected delegates of the unions affiliated with the coalition met to discuss and vote on the latest and newly bargained national collective bargaining agreement that would cover about 100,000 workers at Kaiser. This chapter provides an overview of the labor–management partnership (LMP) at Kaiser from its inception in 1997 to the present. It first provides an overview of Kaiser and the origins of the LMP and its early years. It then looks at the first and second Interest-Based Bargaining negotiations between Kaiser and the unions before concluding with a discussion of the challenges ahead for the partnership.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, trade unions, Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, collective bargaining agreement, labor–management partnership, Interest-Based Bargaining

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.