Tag - unions

Local 1199

On November 30, 1973, 200 employees from George Washington University Hospital demonstrated in the hospital lobby to demand that the hospital administrator arrange for a Union 1199 representation election for approximately 750 clerical, technical, and nursing personnel. After refusing to meet with a delegation from...

Aiding Workers’ Struggles

Where did this concern about health and safety grow out of? The issue itself has existed for a long time. Public concern with toxic effects of chemicals created fertile soil in which workers' complaints about conditions inside the plant grew. The threat that workplace hazards might leak into the community was another...

The Politics of Health

The health care system and the industrial health and safety conditions in America can only be described as institutional murder. In recent years radicals have worked to create alternatives to present health structures, to confront and expose the capitalist health system, and to organize around health and safety issues...

Occupational Health: Time for Us to Get to Work

Occupational health and job safety issues have yet to become "hot" topics with the left like community health clinics, air pollution, or poisons in food, but lately there have been stirrings of interest. The topic has been discussed a bit in Science for the People but I think that it's important that SESPA members do...

St. Louis Aerospace Workers Respond to Layoffs with New Organization

Known to outsiders as the home of Anheuser-Busch brewing company and the St. Louis Cardinals (owned by August Busch), St.Louis was once one of the most prosperous and bustling cities in the country. Deriving its wealth largely from railroads and the Mississippi harbor, it became internationally famous when the World's...