Massachusetts: After Ten-Month Long Strike Ends, Saint Vincent Nurses Reflect on Their Struggle

By Vincent Cross On Monday, January 4, nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester overwhelmingly voted to approve a new contract and back-to-work agreement. The vote formally ended a walkout which had resulted in the longest nurses’ strike in Massachusetts history and the longest nurses’ strike in the United States in over fifteen years. The tenacious fight, which won most of the workers’ demands, reflected … Continue reading Massachusetts: After Ten-Month Long Strike Ends, Saint Vincent Nurses Reflect on Their Struggle

Kaiser Permanente Workers Announce Strike

By Vincent Cross Last night, health care unions representing over 50,000 Kaiser Permanente workers announced that a strike would begin on November 15, after weeks of negotiations reached an impasse over wage increases and Kaiser’s attempt to implement a two-tier wage system for its workers. Last Saturday, as workers anticipated the possibility of a strike, thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers and their supporters held a … Continue reading Kaiser Permanente Workers Announce Strike

Eugene: Hospital Support Staff Strike to Protest Working Conditions, Outsourcing

By Peter Garland Last week, hospital support staff in Springfield, Oregon, initiated a two-day strike at the McKenzie-Williamette hospital to protest poor working conditions amid contract negotiations. The hospital is one of two for-profit hospitals in the state, and is managed by Tennessee-based health care corporation Quorum Health Corp. The workers, represented by Service Employees International Union Local 49, report understaffed shifts, which force the … Continue reading Eugene: Hospital Support Staff Strike to Protest Working Conditions, Outsourcing

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 8

Labor Shortages Plague Health Care, Education as Workers Quit in Droves Across the country, tens of thousands of educators and health care workers are quitting their jobs, citing poor pay, burnout, and overwork. Many workers have explained that although these issues have been intensified by the pandemic, they have been present in the health care and education sectors for decades. According to the Morning Consult … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 8