Leon J. Davis

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Davis, President of Retailing Drug Employees Union Local 1199, answers questions about a possible strike of 6 voluntary hospitals.

Jay Nelson Tuck moderates.

Panelists: Bernie Lufkowitz, Stan Siegel, Lillian Affan, Jim Farrell


Unionization in hospitals will create an atmosphere of harmonious labor relations if properly handled. Workers have a right to protest unfair working conditions. We are concerned with the patients, have asked NYC to move the patients to other hospitals if a strike does occur. Increase of Blue Cross rates. No disclosure of hospitals' financial information.

Tuck honors Jim Farrell's work on the series. It is his last broadcast as a panelist.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72120
Municipal archives id: LT8398