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    Healthcare Workers, Especially Physicians, Slow to Unionize in Past Decade: Study

    January 6, 2023 // Some physicians, however, may oppose unions because of the cost of union dues or fears that union goals might not align with their responsibility to patients. Doctors and other healthcare workers are often concerned about the ethics of unionizing, Onello said. “They see this looming tactic of a strike or work stoppage and think, ‘I could never do that to my patients,’ ” Onello said. “But the process of collective bargaining, when it’s working well, should not lead to a strike if both sides are negotiating in good faith to reach a fair and workable agreement.”

    Right-to-Work Impact Study First Measure of Michigan, Indiana Laws

    August 10, 2022 // Ten years ago this December, the state Legislature adopted a right-to-work statute, which said nobody need be compelled to join or financially support a union as a condition of employment. This worker protection law was the fruit of a two-decade campaign by the Mackinac Center. The Mackinac Center has repeatedly used its intellectual firepower to demonstrate to the public, opinion makers and legislators that right-to-work states frequently do better economically than those with compulsory union laws. Among the studies we cited over the years was a 1998 academic paper that looked at counties on state borders, where one state enjoyed right-to-work protections and an adjacent state did not. Mackinac Center Adjunct Scholar Todd Nesbit, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Detroit News,

    Custodians Reach Tentative Contract Agreement with Harvard

    December 7, 2021 // The union representing Harvard’s custodial workers reached a four-year tentative agreement for a contract with the University Friday, securing wage increases. If ratified, the contract will be in effect from Nov. 16 of this year to Nov. 15, 2025. The ratification vote will likely open the week of Dec. 13