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With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Adam D. Reich


When unions undertake labor organizing campaigns, they often do so from strong moral positions, contrasting workers’ rights to decent pay or better working conditions with the more venal financial motives of management. But how does labor confront management when management itself has moral legitimacy? This book tells the story of a five-year campaign to unionize Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a Catholic hospital in California. The book explores how both union leaders and hospital leaders sought to show they were upholding the Catholic “mission” of the hospital against a market represented by t ... More

Keywords: unions, labor organizing, workers’ rights, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Catholic values, California, hospital workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450662
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam D. Reich, author
University of California, Berkeley