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Freedom to Form Unions and Public Health

Sheldon Friedman, Public Policy Department, AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, 202/637-5310, sfriedma@aflcio.org

The goal of this presentation will be to explain the connections between public health indicators and workers' freedom to form unions, and to explore the reasons for these connections. In addition to being necessary from a human rights standpoint, protecting workers' freedom to form unions can also be expected to yield significant public health benefits. The struggle to protect workers' rights is therefore important to public health professionals. Ways will be suggested for public health professionals to participate in this struggle -- including supporting the Employee Free Choice Act.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Infant Mortality

Related Web page: www.aflcio.org/aboutunions/joinunions/howjoin/upload/vatw_issuebrief.pdf

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

[ Recorded presentation ] Recorded presentation

Workers' Freedom To Join Unions: It's A Public Health Issue

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA