3196.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Unions' Role in Eliminating Health Disparities

This session will highlight union efforts, often with coalition partners, to eliminate health disparities among union members and in communities. Examples include organizing of low-wage workers, collective bargaining, community organizing around health and economic issues (e.g., living wage campaigns), and worker participation in research study design and implementation
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Valerie A. Wilk, MS
4:30 PMResearch for Action: Worker Health Study Gets Results
Pam Tau Lee
4:45 PMUAW's Center for Community Health Care Initiatives
Robert Alpert
5:00 PMOrganized labor's role in the Boston living wage campaign
Kathleen A. Casavant
5:10 PMCommunity organizing and the Boston living wage campaign
Maud Hurd
5:20 PMThe Boston living wage ordinance: The legal perspective
Monica Halas, JD
5:30 PMDiscussion
Sponsor:Labor Caucus
Cosponsors:Environment; Occupational Health and Safety; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA