The essence of the LMP and RNLMI’s work is supporting labor and management collaboration. This can take many forms, and is highly tailored to the needs of specific clients. It includes support for the formation and effective functioning of Labor Management Committees, Departmental Labor Management Committees, Section F Committees and Executive Steering Committees. We help workers and employers to identify opportunities for improving healthcare services and the work environment.
Skilled labor-management organizational development consultants provide a wide array of services aimed at strengthening collaboration.
- Executive Steering Committees (ESCs). At the start of each initiative, representatives from labor and management set up an ESC charged with providing executive-level oversight to the partnership. They set goals, decide which programs and initiatives will be implemented, and help evaluate overall effectiveness.
- Labor-Management Committees guide joint initiatives throughout an organization and are composed of operations managers and union leaders. The LMP and RNLMI provide coaching, facilitation, organizational development and training to establish, strengthen and guide these committees.
- RN Labor Management Committees are committees that focus specifically on issues related to registered nurses, including patient care, RN recruitment and retention and patient satisfaction.
- Departmental Labor Management Committees (DLMCs) operate at a departmental level within an institution, and generally consist of representatives from each shift and job classification (union and management) within a department. DLMCs work together to resolve issues and implement improvements. The LMP and RNLMI provide coaching, facilitation, organizational development and training to establish, strengthen and guide these committees.
- Section F Committees. Section F is part of the Memorandum of Agreement between 1199SEIU and hospital members of the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York, and is aimed at addressing safe RN staffing. Labor and management Section F committees generally operate as subcommittees of a hospital’s RN Labor Management Committee. They meet regularly to review staffing data (e.g., overtime, unsafe staffing, sick leaves, leave of absences, vacancies, per diem/agency/traveler nurse use), and to develop strategies to maintain safe staffing levels. The LMP provides technical support to these Section F committees, including facilitation, coaching, training and data analysis.