Several months ago we were invited to speak at this month’s School of Medicine Faculty Senate meeting to help answer faculty’s questions about our union and why we unionized. We… Read More »Stanford Daily – Motivations for unionization among Stanford resident and fellow physicians
Well, this has been hard to write. As three of the housestaff organizers (Grant, Jessie, and Lawrence), we also served as your GME Council housestaff representatives for the past year.… Read More »Can’t we just go through the normal GME channels?
How can we avoid tensions between departments, which already exist in our hospital and are harmful to teamwork?
Organizing a union is all about building community and solidarity. Currently the majority of interactions between housestaff are in the settings of consults and admissions, often in the middle of… Read More »How can we avoid tensions between departments, which already exist in our hospital and are harmful to teamwork?
Debunking misleading statements and focusing in on why we need to harness our collective voice for real change. Dear Residents and Fellows of Stanford Health Care, As your GME Council… Read More »Why we’re unionizing – from your fellow housestaff
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… Read More »Residency is supposed to be hard – shouldn’t we just suck it up?
We need everyone’s support to give all housestaff a voice. Working conditions may not be the same in all programs, and may not always stay the same. Residency/fellowship experiences can… Read More »I’m pretty happy/I’m graduating soon – why should I support a union?