White-collar labor in the U.S.
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- LaborTalk: Why Doctors Need a
- By Harry Kelber, The Labor Educator, June
1999. The AMA decision to set up a union for salaried
physicians and medical residents was a response to the
angry protests from thousands of physicians who work for
health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and for-profit
hospitals. These doctors feel powerless when they have to
negotiate individually with HMO administrators.
- Powerful compassion: The strike at
- By Ali Shehzad Zaidi, 8 November 1999. The conflicts at
Syracuse University are symptomatic of structural changes
taking place everywhere, which draws faculty, employees
and students together in common cause.
- Court Ruling Forces AMA to Halt Organizing
- By Karen Pallarito, Reuters, Friday 8 June 2001. In a
blow to physician unionizing, the American Medical
Association’s (AMA) labor union said it has decided
to table efforts to organize doctors at private healthcare
facilities, following a Supreme Court ruling concerning
whether a nurse or other healthcare worker is a
supervisor, and therefore barred from joining a union.
- Unions Take White Collar Issues
- Associated Press, Wed 23 Oct 2002. Three union groups
are joining forces to push for reforms and study issues
that affect white collar workers—the fastest-growing
segment of organized labor.