Labor-Management Partnerships in Healthcare: Learning from Experience (DR805)


Conference on Labor-Management Partnerships in Healthcare:
Learning From Experience

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Conference Location:
Carey Business School, John Hopkins University
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202

Sponsors
Kaiser-Permanente
Labor and Employment Relations Association's Healthcare Industry Council
Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Labor and Employment Relations, Rutgers University
Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, CUNY
School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
School of Labor and Employment Relations, Penn State University

This Symposium is sponsored by the Labor and Employment Relations Association's Healthcare Industry Council and the Kaiser-Permanente Labor-Management Partnership.  It is designed to bring together union and management practitioners and academics involved, or interested in, building effective labor-management partnerships in healthcare.

A number of unions and employers in the US have forged partnerships in healthcare workplaces, both as a way to develop more effective and productive relationships with one another and as a proactive strategy for providing higher quality patient care.  As partnerships have continued to emerge and function, we now have decades of experience from which to learn. 

This symposium will bring together participants in such partnerships to share their insights.  They will include labor and management practitioners from the US, as well as practitioners from other countries, who have experience with partnerships.  Academics who have studied partnerships in healthcare will also participate.   Among the topics to be discussed are strategies for balancing traditional labor relations activities with partnership programs, resource constraints, performance improvement and innovation strategies, measuring outcomes, and more. The conference will provide an opportunity to engage in small group discussions around specific topic as well as discussions among the entire group.

Unions and employers who are exploring the possibility of partnership, or who are in the early stages of developing a formal partnership, are particularly welcome.

Conference participants can stay at the LERA conference hotel for the special conference rate (as long as rooms are available) For more information about the LERA annual conference and the hotel, see here.

 

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