Resident salaries have been consistently falling over the last 40+ years in terms of cost of living – residents today have 29% less disposable income after correcting for inflation than residents in 1970, despite continuing increases in educational debt. Having a union will help us maintain good working conditions and advocate for ourselves (e.g. vaccine roll-out, COVID hazard pay). The best time to form a union is now, not only for all current residents and fellows but also for future housestaff. We need to be at the table when decisions are made about us.
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— Dr. Glaucomflecken (@DGlaucomflecken) October 24, 2021