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

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: December 17

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin is an overview of workers’ resistance, as well as the repression of workers, taking place all across the US, from small workplaces to large factories. The growing wave of worker mobilizations makes clear that the general crisis of imperialism will be met with greater struggle from the proletariat. If you have a tip or suggestion for worker coverage, or you are a … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: December 17

Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Nurses Walkout and Protest

By Peter Garland On Thursday starting at 5AM, nurses and staff from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals walked out after a strike took effect early that morning. The workers formed picket lines before marching to a rally downtown in the afternoon outside UPMC’s headquarters in the U.S. Steel Tower, where they presented their demands. Workers are fighting for a minimum wage of $20 … Continue reading Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Nurses Walkout and Protest

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 29

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin is an overview of workers’ resistance, as well as the repression of workers, taking place all across the US, from small workplaces to large factories. The growing wave of worker mobilizations makes clear that the general crisis of imperialism will be met with greater struggle from the proletariat. If you have a tip or suggestion for worker coverage, or you are a … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 29

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 22

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin provides an overview of workers’ resistance, as well as the repression of workers, taking place all across the US, from small workplaces to large factories. The growing wave of worker mobilizations makes clear that the general crisis of imperialism will be met with greater struggle from the proletariat. If you have a tip or suggestion for worker coverage, or you are a … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 22

Worcester: Nurses Hold May Day Rally to Mark Two Months of Strike

By Vincent Cross This International Workers’ Day nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester held a rally to commemorate both May Day and their nearly two-months long strike for safer working conditions. Negotiations with Tenet Healthcare, the Texas-based corporation which owns St. Vincent, have stalled as Tenet refuses an increase to staffing levels or to lower the current nurse to patient ratio, which is the … Continue reading Worcester: Nurses Hold May Day Rally to Mark Two Months of Strike

Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

By Vincent Cross On Monday morning, hundreds of nurses gathered outside St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts to officially mark the beginning of their strike for better working conditions and increased staffing levels. The nurses have been demanding increased staffing levels and a lower patient-nurse ratio for years, and last month they overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if management continued to refuse to meet … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands

Photo Credit: Telegram and Gazette By Vincent Cross On Wednesday, more than 700 of the 800 nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts voted in favor of striking. Demands are for safe staffing and legal patient-to-nurse ratios. While the vote authorizes the union to strike, they have yet to give management the required ten-day notice before the strike can begin. Nurses have been picketing … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands

Worker Correspondents: Nurses Speak Out Against Low Staffing and Poor Hospital Conditions

By Serran Soledad Tribune of the People interviewed two nurses at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) in Ventura, California, about uncompromising staffing practices and poor work conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both nurses participated in a caravan protest Wednesday morning, which sought to hold local hospital administration’s accountable for their negligence that puts healthcare workers and patients at greater risk of contracting the virus. “We … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Nurses Speak Out Against Low Staffing and Poor Hospital Conditions

Worker Correspondents: Covid Nurse Expresses Need to Organize

By Henry Underwood A nurse who works in a Covid-19 ward at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin recently spoke with Tribune about high patient-to-nurse ratios, under-staffing, and the necessity to organize for better pay and working conditions. “When the pandemic first started, we begged for specialty pay or hazard pay. … They refused. They all said no,” she told Tribune. Despite a sharp increase … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Covid Nurse Expresses Need to Organize