November 10, 2021    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Bookings closed

Employment Relations in Healthcare

Is There a Better Way?

(Virtual Meeting)

Join DC LERA in exploring labor-management partnerships around the country and what they have accomplished.  Most know about Kaiser Permanente, but there are other partnerships making significant contributions to the delivery of healthcare. They include partnerships at the U of Vermont Med Center, the UMASS Memorial Medical Center, the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, and the LA County Health Department.

Steve Sleigh


DC LERA President Steve Sleigh (and LERA National Past President)

Paul Clark


Paul F. Clark, LERA National President-Elect, Penn State University

Paul F. Clark is a Professor of Labor and Employment Relations. His research interests include employment relations in the U.S. healthcare industry; union structure, government, and administration; union member commitment and participation; and new union member orientation and socialization. He is the author of four books, including Building More Effective Unions, first published by Cornell ILR Press in 2001, second edition 2009. His research has appeared in the leading scholarly journals in industrial and labor relations and applied psychology. Clark regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on employment relations.  He holds a Master’s degree from the Cornell ILR School and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  He has served as a visiting professor at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland, U.K.), the University of Strathclyde (Scotland, U.K.), the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia), Monash University (Australia), the University of Melbourne (Australia), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and the University of Arizona (U.S.).

Clark has also worked with unions in Pennsylvania and around the country on labor education programs and research projects for over 35 years.  He regularly serves as a speaker/workshop instructor on a variety of topics, including building a stronger union culture, increasing union commitment through effective new member orientation programs, what we can learn from labor history, and why unions are still relevant for numerous unions including the United Steelworkers, the American Federation of Teachers, the Allied Pilots Association, AFSCME, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, and the New Jersey Health Professionals and Allied Employees, among others. And he has worked on research projects with the United Mine Workers, United Steelworkers, the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFSCME, and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.

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