One of the big disadvantages we have is that sending union-related information to or from Stanford housestaff emails is forbidden – meaning we cannot ‘reply all’ to Larry Katznelson’s email,… Read More »Why aren’t you replying to those emails to correct the misinformation?
No! Stanford administration is claiming that “this direct relationship between our physician trainees and their clinical departments will change should our residents and fellows unionize because that relationship will then… Read More »Will a union come between me and my department?
No! While our union will have greater negotiating power and be more effective with strong unified membership, no one is required to join the union. If you do not want… Read More »Can I be fired for not joining a union?
No – this is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ situation, but rather ‘no specialty left behind’. CIR contracts regularly ensure that all housestaff receive the same base level of benefits regardless of… Read More »Will a union prevent my program from giving additional benefits?
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?