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Healthcare Leaders Sound Off on Organized Labor
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Reduced reimbursements, healthcare reform, and the future role of safety-net hospitals rank way higher for us than do issues related to organized labor. Southern states are big into right to work and are not very organized labor–friendly. I prefer that. It’s not that I am anti-union, but I don’t want to work in an environment where I have to go through a representative to interact with employees who are providing care to the patients. That isn’t good for patient care or safety or workforce relationships, and I personally prefer not to work in that environment.