ERIC Number: ED286022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Health Promotion and the Labor Union Movement. WBGH Worksite Wellness Series.
Kaiser, Jerry; Behrens, Ruth A.
This paper focuses on participation of labor unions in health promotion and health promotion programs. It begins by discussing labor unions' impact on today's work force. An overview of unions' historical concern for worker health serves as an introduction to consideration of the labor movement's current involvement in employee health. A look at labor's views of health promotion follows. Both labor's concerns and labor's hope for health promotion are addressed. Recommendations are made for involving unions in health promotion, and results of studies of the extent of union involvement in health promotion programs are provided. A prognosis is made regarding the future of union-based health promotion programs. The paper concludes with 11 examples of international, national, and local union health promotion programs. Union name and address, contact person, and telephone number are given. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporate Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Health Activities, Health Programs, Labor Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Quality of Working Life, Staff Development, Unions, Well Being, Wellness, Work Environment
Prevention Leadership Forum, Washington Business Group on Health, 229 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Authoring Institution: Washington Business Group on Health, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 048 292-304.