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?
First, the union card and vote are confidential! You do not have to be a vocal member to support unionization. Additionally, it is illegal (per the National Labor Relations Board)… Read More »Can I face retaliation for supporting a union?