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|Named Person:||Eddie Ayash; Billy Anderson; Edward Bragg; Leon J Davis; Claude Ferrara; Elliott Godoff; Milton Goldman; Phil Kamenkowitz; Bernie Katz; Morris Katz; David Kaufman; Abe Kirschner; Ted Mitchell; Karl Roth; Margaret Ryan; Floyd Sheppard; Luther Weinberg|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees.|
|In:||National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees|
|Notes:||Includes interviews of four members of 1199 Drug Division staff: Claude Ferrara (delegate), Karl Roth (Bronx-Westchester area director), David Kaufman (delegate and retired pharmacist), and Phil Kamenkowitz (vice-president).|
|Description:||4 transcripts (153 p.)|
Also discussed is 1199's relationship with the Pharmacists' Union of Greater New York; the class consciousness and socialist political principles of Drug Division staff and members; political pluralism and revisionism among socialist labor leaders; economic conditions, unemployment and unionization during the Depression; WPA programs for unemployed pharmacists; the ethnic background of members of the Drugstore Union; organizing drugstore chains; benefit plans for drugstores; the conduct of pickets; rank and file leadership; the election of delegates and hospital committees; the participation of Drug Division staff in organizing; strike conduct; police interference; worker morale; the participation of women, black and Puerto Rican workers; conflict between strikers and scabs; and donations from community grocery stores.
Also discussed is the participation of Mt. Sinai Hospital pharmacists in the organization of hospital workers; information dissemination; the development of the Bronx area as a "cradle" of union support; the organizing campaign in Montefiore Hospital; strike headquarters; fines, jailings and court injunctions; the establishment of the Hospital Division; Drug Division Delegate Assembly reaction to the hospital organizing campaign; the skills of Drug Division organizers; the ethnic composition of hospital workers, including those at Mt. Sinai Hospital (1929-1954); working conditions and wages in hospitals and the exploitation of hospital workers; black and Puerto Rican leadership; and Elliott Godoff's and Ted Mitchell's leadership and organizing strategies.
The discussion also includes 1199's policy on compulsory arbitration; 1199's involvement with social politics and the political consciousness of union leaders; Elliott Godoff's contacts in the Trade Union Unity League; Leon Davis' personality and leadership ability; the leadership of Edward Ayash, Floyd Sheppard, Barrish, Edward Bragg, Phil Kamenkowitz, Abe Kirschner, Bill Anderson, Milton Goldman, Luther Weinberg, Mannie Katz, Bernie Katz, and Margaret Ryan; Godoff's contacts with 1199 (1940-1958); red-baiting of 1199 leadership; the political decision to organize hospitals and its effect on the structure and power of 1199; training and upgrading programs; the conduct of delegates' meetings and assemblies; the role of trade unions in social politics; the Guild of Professional Workers; and grievance procedure.
- Ayash, Eddie.
- Anderson, Billy.
- Bragg, Edward.
- Davis, Leon J. -- (Leon Julius), -- 1907-
- Ferrara, Claude.
- Godoff, Elliott.
- Goldman, Milton.
- Kamenkowitz, Phil.
- Katz, Bernie.
- Katz, Morris.
- Kaufman, David.
- Kirschner, Abe.
- Mitchell, Ted.
- Roth, Karl.
- Ryan, Margaret.
- Sheppard, Floyd.
- Weinberg, Luther.
- Montefiore Hospital Medical Group (New York, N.Y.)
- Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, N.Y.)
- National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. -- District 1199.
- Pharmacists' Union of Greater New York.
- Trade Union Unity League (U.S.)
- Labor injunctions -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Occupations and race -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Strikebreakers -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Strikes and lockouts -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Labor unions and communism -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Women labor union members -- New York (State) -- New York.