- The Value of Unions in Providing Quality Healthcare - Peter Lazes
Description: The primary goal of this research and mobilization project is to provide evidence that union involvement leads to improving patient care and controlling healthcare costs. A second goal is to expand the use of this approach in order to mobilize current members and to help organize new members.
- Creating Competitive Advantage in a Changing Healthcare Environment through Worker Participation - Strategic Alliance Report 2007
Description: Collaboration of union and management groups via the Maimonides Medical Center Strategic Alliance has improved productivity and patient care throughout the institution and has helped Maimonides to thrive in the ever-changing health care environment.
- Informing Healthcare Reform Options for New York State - Simon, Kosali and White, William
Description: Telephone surveys and focus groups were used to assess the views of New York residents and employers on health insurance reform.
- Labor-Management Participation in the Healthcare Industry - 4 case studies - Cornell University
Description: This study examines the experience of four leading labor-management participatory projects in the health care industry. By focusing on the structure, processes, and outcomes of the joint efforts, this report attempts to identify practices and structures that have been effective in achieving set goals, and to draw lessons from the shortcomings and the difficulties encountered.
Description: This paper will examine how participatory action research activities have been a key element of an innovative Labor-Management process to improve and sustain patient safety and quality of care in a hospital in New York City. This 9-year worker participation project provides an example of how initial smaller departmental activities expanded into a large system process as a result of intra-organizational exchanges. The outcome of this project has also included significant union building.
- The Use & Impact of Re-engineering Activities Acute Care Hospitals - Figueroa, Maria; Lazes, Peter; Sullivan, Patricia Garcia; and Walston, Stephen L.
Description: This project’s research, sponsored by the Planning and Placement Fund of 1199/League of Voluntary Hospitals in New York City was conducted between 1999 and 2003. The purpose of the research was to determine those factors that influence the efficacy of internal hospital restructuring and the extent to which having an unionized work affected outcomes.