Home » Nonfiction » Thomas A. Kochan » Healing Together

October 31 , 2008

Healing Together

The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente


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.

Download fb2

Read also

Undercurrents of Fear

The sky shines brightly above us and the moon and stars and sun make their revolutions but there is something else that is a constant and that is fear. Fear in all shapes and sizes, from the most minute to the largest, our lives are dictated by the pressures and diversions that fear presents. One way to conquer fear or, I hesitate to say, be…

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.

Show more...

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $18.89. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «Healing Together»:

Download FB2:


Download Adobe DRM:


Download Microsoft Reader (LIT):


Download ePub: