COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: A Personal Professional Experience and an ACNM Imperative


  • Ms Betty Watts Carrington C.N.M., M.S.

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    • Betty Watts Carrington, C.N.M., M.S. (Columbia University), is an Assistant Professor in the Nurse-Midwifery Educational Program, the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. From 1972–1979 she was administrator of the nurse-midwifery service of the M.I.C.-Brookdale Hospital affiliation in New York City.

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Collective bargaining is an issue new to certified nurse-midwives. Faced with decision making about bargaining agents, CNMs are advised to study the implications as thoroughly as possible while acknowledging that salary increments are only one part of the issue. Suggestions are given to help CNMs study collective bargaining on a regional basis.