- #1 – History and context of housestaff unions
- #2 – Union busting
- #3 – Stanford’s response – be (mis)informed about the union.
- #4 – What are we unionizing for?
- #5 – Waves of change
- #6 – Accreditation vs unions
- #7 – Data Dive and Work Hours
- #8 – A Broken Process
- #9 – Lessons from UCLA
- #10 – Union-busting website
- #11 – We won!
🎉🎉🎉 We won! With an incredible 80% yes and 72% turnout, Stanford’s housestaff have voted to form a union with @cirseiu and claim our legal right to a voice at the table! #unionstrong #union #residentwellbeing #MedTwitter #MedEd
— Grant Lin, MD/PhD (@Grant_L_Lin) May 2, 2022
- Resident and Fellow Unions: Collective Activism to Promote Well-being for Physicians in Training (PDF) (JAMA) – op-ed by some of our organizing members on how unionization supports fulfilling and sustainable careers and better patient care.
- How much are resident physicians worth? – The Sheriff of Sodium
- In 2019, the UNM neurosurgery program lost accreditation, resulting in the loss of eight neurosurgery residents. The university had two hire twenty-three APPs to replace them – meaning it required 3 paid professionals (each costing twice as much as a resident) to replace the clinical work done by each resident.
- (Bryan Carmody on union-busting)
- To fight burnout, organize. (NEJM)
- The pandemic has ignited a wave of resident unionization. (Medscape, joint op-ed between Stanford and Greater Lawrence organizing residents)
- Medical Residents Unionize Over Pay, Working Conditions. (WSJ, interview with CIR members including three Stanford housestaff organizing residents)
- A surprisingly good feed on the labor movement, even if it is from a cat
- OG linktree – “we can’t get what we need unless we all demand what we deserve” (share with your friends who are thinking about unionizing!)
Unions are like condoms, if someone is trying extremely hard to convince you that you don't need one, you DEFINITELY need one
— ⛄️ (@nomchompsky) December 2, 2019
Congratulations to the resident doctors at UVM, UMass and Stanford who have voted, overwhelmingly, to unionize. These doctors believe its unfair to their patients and themselves when they are forced to work up to 80 hours a week at very inadequate pay. They're right.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 6, 2022
(vibe with us – Union 94305 playlist, no skips)