Accession Number : AD0617291

Title :   A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS OF NURSES,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bailey,Jack C.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The study compares the working condtions of nurses in an area with and without collective bargaining for nurses. The geographical areas chosen for comparative analysis are Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas. In accomplishing the study, the expressions of hospital officials and nurses from each of the two areas surveyed and on a national scale were solicited and weighed accordingly. The findings indicated that most labor leaders and nurses favored collective bargaining for nurses. The majority of hospital administrators and a substantial number of nurses opposed collective bargaining for nurses. In comparing the employment conditions of nurses from 1950 to 1964 in the two areas surveyed, the findings revealed that nurses under collective bargaining have enjoyed higher wages and better working conditions than nurses not under collective bargaining. However, findings also indicated that where nurses had recourse to collective bargaining, the cost of medical care was substantially higher in contrast to national averages and averages in the area which did not bargain collectively with nurses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NURSES, LABOR UNIONS), (*HOSPITALS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), BARGAINING, SALARIES, COSTS, MEDICINE, ECONOMICS, MINNESOTA, TEXAS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE