Medicine: Doctors, Unite!

Jay Harness, 31, a fourth-year resident in general surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center, is better educated but not so well paid as most of the men who work in nearby automobile factories. But Harness does have at least one thing in common with the auto workers. He too is a union member who believes that only by organizing can he and his fellow physicians guard against being exploited by their employers. President of the U. of M. Interns and Residents Association, Harness battled for two years before forcing the hospital to recognize his organization as a bargaining unit...

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