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Positive Partnerships in a Represented Environment
Gail Blanchard-Saiger, Vice President, Labor and Employment, California Hospital Association, Sacramento, California & Kathleen J. McIntire, CAVS, Director, Volunteer & Chaplain Services, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, California

Working in a union environment can raise concerns about placing volunteers in departments with represented employees. This workshop will discuss the basic principles and boundaries of volunteer utilization and focus on methods for communicating with labor representatives to develop positive partnerships offering effective volunteer opportunities to meet overall hospital and specific department needs.

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