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Organization of Health Workers and Labor Conflict

1st Edition

By Samuel Wolfe


160 pages

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Offers insights into such contemporary issues as health workers' unions, labor conflicts in health care facilities, and underlying class and class related sex and ethnic conflicts that beset the health sector.

Table of Contents


PART 1: Worker Conflict in the Health Field

Worker Conflicts in the Health Field: An Overview Samuel Wolfe

Health Worker Strikes: Social and Economic Bases of Conflict Robin F. Badgley

Organization and Unionization of Health Workers in the United States: The Trade Union Perspective Leon J. Davis and Moe Foner

Unionization, Strikes, Threatened Strikes, and Hospitals: The View from Hospital Management Robert K. Match, Arnold H. Goldstein, and Harold L. Light

The Purposes of Unionization in the Medical Profession: The Unionized Profession's Perspective in the United States Sanford A. Marcus

Hospital Workers: Class Conflicts in the Making Barbara Ehrenreichand John H. Ehrenreich

An International Perspective on Strikes and Strike Threats by Physicians: The Case of Chile Roberto Belmar and Victor W. Sidel

Unions and Strikes in the National Health Service in Britain David Widgery

PART 2: Allied Workers, Nurses, Women

The Division of Laborers: Allied Health Professions Carol A. Brown

The Development of the Nursing Labor Force in the United States: A Basic Analysis Kathleen Cannings and William Lazonick

Women Workers in the Health Service Industry Carol A. Brown

Barriers to the Nurse Practitioner Movement: Problems of Women in a Woman's Field Bonnie Bullough

Women's Emancipation and Socialism: The Case of the People's Republic of Poland Magdalena Sokolowska


About the Author

SAMUEL WOLFE is professor of public health and head of the Division of Health Administration at the Columbia University School of Public Health, and is also co-principal investigator for the Meharry Medical College Study of Unmet Needs. Earlier, he was at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center and the State University of New York at Stony Brook and, before that, was director of Comprehensive Health Care Programs at Meharry. Dr. Wolfe has worked in Canada as a practicing physician, as a commissioner of Saskatchewan’s Medical Insurance Plan, and as director of the Saskatoon Community Clinic. He is the author of numerous articles and essays on the organization of health services and, with Robin Badgley, has coauthored two books, The Family Doctor and Doctor’s Strike.

About the Series

Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series

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Subject Categories

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PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health