When Health Care Employees Strike: A Guide for Planning and Action / Edition 2

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This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of When Health Care Employees Strike is an essential survival guide for health care administrators who must plan for and cope with the inevitable labor dispute. Written by Kenneth Kruger and Norman Metzger— two experts in the field of health care labor relations— this much-needed resource includes the critical information and useful strategies health care executives must have in order to be properly prepared. The authors provide detailed information on labor law, an analysis of the different types of disputes, advice on how to use mediation effectively, suggestions for assessing manpower needs before a strike occurs, and ideas for preparing contingency plans. In addition to presenting information on ways to prevent strikes, the book also contains a comprehensive step-by-step manual to ensure health care organizations can continue operation during a labor dispute.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787961008
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2002
  • Series: J-B AHA Press Series , #35
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth F. Kruger is president of Healthcare Human Resources Consulting Consortium, LLC, an association of professionals in human resources management and labor relations. He is past president of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).
Norman Metzger is the author, coauthor, and editor of fifteen books and has written more than one hundred articles on the topics of labor relations, personnel administration, and social behavior. He is a recipient of the Annual Award for Literature from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA). He is also past president of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Pt. 1 Health Care Strikes: Legal and Moral Implications
1 The Impact of Labor Legislation on the Health Care Industry 3
2 Types of Strikes: Causes and Characteristics 19
3 Strike-Related Actions: Union and Management 29
4 Nursing Strikes: A Breed Apart 45
5 The Future: Proposals for Change 59
App. A Ashtabula General Hospital Nurse Strike Chronology 74
App. B The Use of Interest Arbitration in the Public Sector 81
Pt. 2 Sample Strike Plan
Strike Planning Committees 95
Human Resource Policies 97
Financial Policies and Procedures 101
Personnel Plan 105
Patient Care Services 110
Food Services 126
Accommodations 128
Engineering and Plant Operations 130
Supplies Subcommittee 136
Security 138
Labor-Employee Relations 141
Morale Committee 142
Communication 145
Index 149
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