Beth Israel workers agree to go without to save jobs - The Boston Globe
What a great story and not surprising this comes from a hospital. Obviously this doesn't work in ever instance but it's great to see people thinking outside their pocket book.Paul Levy, the guy who runs Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was standing in Sherman Auditorium the other day, before some of the very people to whom he might soon be sending pink slips.
"I want to run an idea by you that I think is important, and I'd like to get your reaction to it," Levy began. "I'd like to do what we can to protect the lower-wage earners - the transporters, the housekeepers, the food service people. A lot of these people work really hard, and I don't want to put an additional burden on them.
"Now, if we protect these workers, it means the rest of us will have to make a bigger sacrifice," he continued. "It means that others will have to give up more of their salary or benefits."
Could this type of initiative be used with the car companies who are laying off tens of thousands of blue collar workers?