Friday, August 5, 2016
5 findings on healthcare labor activity in 2015
1. Unions recorded an "above average" year in 2015 for elections that resulted in union representation of healthcare workers, prevailing in 75% of the 257 elections held last year.
2. There were just 31 desertification elections held in 2015, and unions maintained recognition as a result of just 39% of elections held.
3. The majority of organizing activity in healthcare occurred in just six states — New York, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington and New Jersey.
4. The United Food and Commercial Workers, the Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades were among the top most-active unions in the healthcare sector in 2015.
5. In the past 10 years, more than half of U.S. have not seen a strike in healthcare, while California has had more than 7 times the number of strikes as the next highest state, Connecticut.
Source:Becker's Hospital Review