The author deals with multiple questions surrounding the relationship between social workers and social agencies. Specifically, Kirstein answers the question of whether rates for professionals in unions should be higher than non-unionized professionals. He also writes about the particular collective bargaining techniques within the field of social work, and analyzes the issue of whether unions should be recognized by agency executives if they have majority support, among other topics covered. Kirstein also recommends that a code of ethics be drawn up for collective bargaining purposes, and criticizes the unions for engaging in political activity during work hours. Finally, the author concludes with the hope that both sides will devote their immeasurable skills to solving their collective problems.
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Kirstein, George. Labor-Management Relations in Social Agencies. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1949: