Results from a Survey of Medical Residents' Attitudes about Unions

Jonathan L. Kaplan, Robert C. Hoell, Alan B. Marr, Sharon Weintraub, J. Patrick O'Leary, John P. Hunt

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Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate medical residents' attitudes toward unionization and to measure issues a residency union might pursue. Medical residents are in a transitory state between graduate student and working professional, giving them little voice in the workplace. It is possible that medical residents could be the next "niche" area for unions seeking to grow their membership. A Web-based survey was e-mailed to residents throughout the country. There were 578 responses, with residents strongly desiring health and malpractice insurance as well as free parking. The results also showed that although 82 percent would consider joining a union, only a third would help organize and form that union. Given these conflicting results, the unionization of medical residents would require new organizing techniques geared specifically for these employees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-429
Number of pages19
JournalLabor Studies Journal
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Health care
  • Residency unions
  • Unions

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Kaplan, J. L., Hoell, R. C., Marr, A. B., Weintraub, S., O'Leary, J. P., & Hunt, J. P. (2007). Results from a Survey of Medical Residents' Attitudes about Unions. Labor Studies Journal, 32(4), 411-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/0160449X07300513

Results from a Survey of Medical Residents' Attitudes about Unions. / Kaplan, Jonathan L.; Hoell, Robert C.; Marr, Alan B.; Weintraub, Sharon; O'Leary, J. Patrick; Hunt, John P.

In: Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2007, p. 411-429.

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Kaplan, JL, Hoell, RC, Marr, AB, Weintraub, S, O'Leary, JP & Hunt, JP 2007, 'Results from a Survey of Medical Residents' Attitudes about Unions', Labor Studies Journal, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 411-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/0160449X07300513
Kaplan JL, Hoell RC, Marr AB, Weintraub S, O'Leary JP, Hunt JP. Results from a Survey of Medical Residents' Attitudes about Unions. Labor Studies Journal. 2007;32(4):411-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/0160449X07300513
Kaplan, Jonathan L. ; Hoell, Robert C. ; Marr, Alan B. ; Weintraub, Sharon ; O'Leary, J. Patrick ; Hunt, John P. / Results from a Survey of Medical Residents' Attitudes about Unions. In: Labor Studies Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 411-429.
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