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Metta Lansdale <[log in to unmask]>
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Metta Lansdale <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 11 Jun 1999 14:39:41 -0400
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On the other hand, unions like to choose a very small bargaining unit in
order just to get in the door - typically a security department.  Sadly,
the hospital library with five or more employees is rare.

On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Nichols William F Civ 96 MSGS wrote:

> In cases of dealing with a large individual employer (med
> schools, multi-facility hospital groups), possibly so.   In the case of
> most hospital librarians, though, where you there may be one or
> at most 2 people on the library staff, unionizing likely wouldn't be
> much bargaining leverage. They may have 40-50 doctors on staff,
> or 80-100 nurses -- groups like those are large enough to have
> actual clout with a single target (i.e., the hospital administration).
> Even clerical support staff would be numerous enough to have
> to be considered a factor by the shirts.  1-shot allied-health types
> like librarians, though, would fall into the dime-a-dozen category.
> Trying to wield a cudgel of being unionized with librarians at other
> sovereign institutions would be much more likely to result in either
> one or both of two things: either being laughed out of the office or
> else handed a pink slip.
>
> Bill @ Eglin
>
>  ----------
> From: Yu,Teresa C
>
> Do the words "union", "bargaining power" mean anything to us?
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