Alliance of Health Care Unions

Alliance of Health Care Unions

Alliance Director of Research and Business Strategy

Based in San Dimas, CA
(Los Angeles area)

The Alliance of Health Care Unions seeks an experienced individual to fill the position of Alliance Director of Research and Business Strategy. The job will be based in San Dimas, CA (Los Angeles area).

The Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) is a new labor federation made up of 22 local unions from nine International Unions representing over 49,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Georgia, and Maryland/Virginia/District of Columbia. The Alliance has a Labor Management Partnership Agreement with Kaiser Permanente (KP). This partnership has been recognized as the most successful, longest standing labor management partnership in the United States. Traditional union-management labor relationships and tactics have been replaced with the principles of mutual respect, the use of interest-based problem solving to address disputes, and multi-union solidarity.

The Alliance recently completed negotiating a new national collective bargaining agreement. We are committed to continuing and improving that partnership with Kaiser Permanente to give union leadership the opportunity to engage in national, regional and local decisions of concern and interest to our members, to give workers a voice at work, improve patient care and service and make KP the best place to work. Applicant must be comfortable advocating for members within the framework of a “non-traditional, non- adversarial” union/management environment.

The individual that fills this position will be a self-directed strategic leader who provides, counsel, guidance and support to regional and local union leaders and provides high level strategic analysis of finance, health care, and the development of various initiatives of Kaiser Permanente central to the Partnership with the Alliance. Work to advance the strategy and goals of the Alliance at a national, regional and local level. Work with union leadership and KP partners providing research and analysis to advance shared interests on various programs/initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages and supervises projects and provides technical expertise in financial cost analyses and related topics.
  • Supports contractual joint labor management committees on topics related to pension, wages and other issues.
  • Supports interest-based national bargaining, including joint data team work with Kaiser Permanente representatives.
  • Provides ongoing data analysis to support partnership activities nationally and in the regions in which the Alliance-Kaiser Permanente partnership operates.
  • Develops understanding and analysis of Kaiser Permanente business strategies, to support labor’s engagement in partnership on operational issues of shared interest.
  • Develops strong working relationships with managers at all levels of the organization to lead and advance the Labor Management Partnership.
  • Problem solve using the “interest-based” problem-solving process.
  • Assists with the planning, monitoring and evaluation of partnership activities
  • Represents the Alliance of Health Care Unions in joint labor management forums.


  • Professional experience with financial research and data analysis in a labor union environment.
  • Degree in Economics, Business, or related Social Science disciplines.
  • Mastery of complex computer applications and mathematical and computation skills.
  • Experience working in a union environment with a broad knowledge of all levels of the union community.
  • Ability to be professional and assertive
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Skill in communication, collaboration, teamwork, and partnership

Location: This position is based in the Alliance office in San Dimas, California. In addition to Southern California, the Alliance has members in Colorado, Washington state, Oregon, the Mid-Atlantic, Hawaii and Georgia. This position involves travel to other regions in which the Alliance operates as needed.

Salary: Based on experience. Comprehensive benefit package including defined benefit pension, health insurance, dental, paid vacation.

Application Information: Interested persons should submit a résumé and a letter of application that describes their qualifications for the specific position to: Resumes@ahcunions.org.

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