Partnership Day 2016:
Labor and Industry Leaders
Share Strategies for Success

After just coming back from the LERA 68th Annual Meeting that took place May 26-29 in Minneapolis, I can report it was great to see colleagues and participate in the workshops. The theme, “Employment Relations in the Age of Uber,” was timely, and there will be many lively discussions about our role as labor relations leaders and the future of work.

There were questions about what it’s like to operate the largest labor-management partnership in the U.S. Is it easier than traditional, more adversarial labor relations? (No). Does it feel better? (Yes). Does it get results and help grow the company and labor unions? (Yes and yes). Frankly, partnership is not something labor relations professionals and academics often hear about firsthand. For that reason, we’ve created a new event called Partnership Day (details here).

Partnership Day is August 16 in Chicago, the day before the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service conference opens. Our program will include leaders from United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company; United Steelworkers and International Paper; SEIU Local 721 and Los Angeles County Health System; and myself and colleagues from Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.

Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor, will kick things off. There will be networking opportunities, too. For more information, please visit

Dennis Dabney, Senior Vice Presdient

I hope to see you there!

Dennis Dabney,
Senior Vice President
National Labor Relations & OLMP
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Plaza 19th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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"Partnership Day: Transforming the Way We Work"
August 16, 2016 - Chicago, IL