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Losing It: The Limits of Economic Interests and Political Power

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines labor organizing efforts at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) between 2004 and 2005 and how workers’ desire for voice in the hospital relates to their emotional investment in ... More


Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black and Puerto Rican Hospital Workers, 1959–1962

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149402
eISBN:
9780231520355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149402.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines a series of strikes by low-income hospital workers in New York City between 1959 and 1962. Efforts by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1199, organized ... More


The Labor of Love: Vocational Commitments in the Hospital

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reviews the historical legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, with particular emphasis on how the values on which Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) was founded continue to find ... More


Down and Out in Vancouver: Struggling, Stressed, and Exhausted Hospital Support Workers

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the challenges faced by hospital support workers in the aftermath of outsourcing. Because their work directly affects hospital hygiene—and thus a patient's risk of coming down ... More


Pater Familias

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the struggle for racial equality in Charleston. It describes the origins of a local civil rights movement which would culminate in a 1969 hospital workers' strike, one of the ... More


With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Adam D. Reich

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

When unions undertake labor organizing campaigns, they often do so from strong moral positions, contrasting workers’ rights to decent pay or better working conditions with the more venal financial ... More


Winning the Heart Way: Organizing and Cultural Struggle

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) successfully expanded the scope of conflict beyond the workplace by engaging broader religious and political communities in ... More


Trouble in the House of Labor: Alternative Visions of New Unionism

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the internal divisions within the labor movement that jeopardized workers’ chances to win their union at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH). More specifically, it considers the ... More


The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Rebecca Kolins Givan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of ... More


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