It’s time to speak with a collective voice: Why doctors should unionize

Since the birth of our nation, labor unions have existed in one form or another in the United States. Unions are a force to protect the “working population” from inequality, gaps in wages and a political system failing to represent specific industry groups. Historically, unions organize skilled workers in a specific corporation, such as a railroad or production plant. However, unions can organize numerous workers within a particular industry. Known as “industrial unionism,” the union gives a profession or trade a collective and representative voice. The existence of unions has already been woven into the political, economic and cultural fabric of America; recent events sug...

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