Jobbing Archive: September, 2012

Domestic violence: Should community health workers intervene?

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Imagine that you are a community health worker visiting a woman who has missed a couple of doctor's appointments. While sitting in her living... Read more

Down in the Delta: Community health workers and the rural poor

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About 150 miles away from Philadelphia, Mississippi, the Delta Health Alliance in Washington County, Mississippi uses community health workers... Read more

Two to tango in the management-union dance

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I wish the word "management" had fewer letters, because then maybe, it would show up in headlines along with "union" or "labor," nice short... Read more

Health insurance premiums outstrip wages, inflation plus geeky tidbit

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Premiums for employer-sponsored health care rose 4 percent for families in 2012, up to $15,745. Single coverage rose 3 percent to $5,429. The... Read more

When a union unionizes

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If you want to test a union leader's commitment to the labor movement, watch what happens when members of the union's staff attempt to form... Read more

Union protest: Spectacularly strategic, or funny?

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To union officials involved in a last-minute standoff with Jefferson University Hospital's management team on June 30, it seemed like a strategic... Read more

Succession planning union style

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In the recent round of contract talks involving Philadelphia's major hospitals and eight nursing homes, Chris Woods was a key player on the... Read more

Barack, Hillary and the Philadelphia labor movement

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Need yet another political story today with the Democratic convention in full swing? Here's one from a time just four years ago, when there... Read more