1st Edition

Organization of Health Workers and Labor Conflict

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ISBN 9780895030092
Published June 15, 1978 by Routledge
162 Pages

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Book Description

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


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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.