2000 National Agreement
—"The most innovative opportunity was the improvement of patient care, and the ability to deliver it in a more participatory cost-effective manner as a result of the joint activities fostered by the partnership."Robert B. McKersie, Susan C. Eaton, and Thomas A. KochanNegotiation Journal, January 2004
Our 2000 National Agreement created the joint LMP Trust Fund. It also created the Performance Sharing Program. It began with these prophetic words:
"This National Agreement was created through an extraordinary collaboration with the input of hundreds of Kaiser Permanente employees at every level. We created this document the way we will work in the future—jointly. The Agreement embodies our collective vision for Kaiser Permanente. The language of this National Agreement cannot begin to fully capture the energy and collective insights of the hundreds of people working long hours to establish this framework. But as work units apply these principles, we trust that their commitment and expertise will make our vision a reality."