Healthcare workers in 12 Western New York nursing homes are battling low wages and staffing shortages.
The World Socialist Web Site is working to develop a network of rank-and-file committees, comprised of nurses and other health care workers in every hospital and health care facility, to coordinate a serious fight for safe staffing, wage increases, mental health services, a massive infusion of funds into the health care system and an end to the subordination of health care to private profit.
Rank-and-file committees are of, by and for the rank-and-file workers. Workers have a different set of interests in preserving their lives than management, the bosses, the politicians, and the trade union apparatus, who send workers to die while defending the profits of the ruling elite.
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Nurses and other health care workers across the nation are rising up in a growing wave of strikes and protests against understaffing, lack of crucial supplies, exhausting workloads and the erosion of their living standards by the sharp rise in inflation.
Two months after strike, 8,000 Sutter nurses in Northern California nurses remain on the job without a contract
More than two months since the one-day strike, the CNA has had nurses continue to work without a contract or updates on negotiations.
The government’s lockdown is another desperate measure to deal with extreme shortages of fuel and other basic needs produced by worsening collapse of the economy.
The WSWS Health Care Workers Newsletter fights to unite all health care workers with the entire working class to maintain safe working conditions, oppose hospital closures and layoffs, and defend the right to high quality health care.
A worker at the hospital told the WSWS that staffing “has impacted all units of the hospital, as it has impacted seemingly every unit in every hospital across the globe.”
“Any self-respecting nurse would run screaming from HCA”—Pennsylvania nurse describes her experience working for Healthcare Corporation of America
The World Socialist Web Site received a letter from a nurse with several decades of experience working for the Healthcare Corporation of America, the world’s largest private hospital owner.
Interview with influencer Nurse Erica on RaDonda Vaught’s prosecution and the state of health care in the US
Nurse Erica, an influencer and nurse advocate, became a critical figure in Vaught’s defense and mobilization of nurses. The World Socialist Web Site had an opportunity to speak with her on this topic and many more.
Letter from a nurse at Providence St. Vincent: “Myself and many of my colleagues will be voting no on June 20th”
A Providence St. Vincent nurse explains why she opposes the sellout agreement presented by the Oregon Nurses Association.
According to the CDC, tens or hundreds of thousands of cases and hundreds or thousands of deaths each day from COVID-19 will be “here to stay.”
The move to vaccinate nearly a million children over the next four weeks follows the declaration by the government of a “national incident” in June.
Monkeypox is spreading worldwide, and Germany is becoming an international hotspot. Despite this, the government is downplaying the danger of the virus and doing next to nothing to curb its spread.
Governments are continuing to rollback the most minimal COVID safety measures, while they promote complacency and medical misinformation in response to growing monkeypox infections.