Vaught faces up to eight years in prison after being unjustly convicted for a medical error she made in 2017.
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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“Look to the health care system for being at fault”—Health care workers continue to voice support for victimized nurse, RaDonda Vaught
The WSWS is organizing the working class to defend RaDonda Vaught and all health care workers against victimization for the crisis of the for-profit health care system.
The WSWS is organizing the working class to defend RaDonda Vaught and all health care workers against victimization for the crisis of the for-profit health system.
The striking healthcare service workers are fighting for safe working conditions, improved staffing and better wages.
Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic
UK nurse testifies about life on a COVID ward: “There was a general feeling that we were expendable”
The following testimony to the Global Workers Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic has been submitted by a Senior Health Care Assistant in a busy hospital in the north of England. The nurse normally works on a gerontology ward caring for the old and infirm and those suffering from dementia.
Kentucky nurse on the crisis in health care: “Hospital policies should be committed to patient care, not stockholders’ portfolios”
The World Socialist Web Site received this letter from a nurse in Kentucky describing the transformations in hospitals, the exploitation of nurses and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nurses speak out on mental health crisis: “We are witness to those who suffer without the support needed to survive ourselves”
The tragic death by suicide of a nurse at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Clara Medical Center in Northern California has provoked an outpouring of sympathy, anguish and justified anger at the health care system.
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.
Health workers at all six university hospitals in North Rhine-Westphalia have been on strike against staff shortages since May 4.
Amid unprecedented inflation and falls in living standards due to the pandemic and the Ukraine war, Turkish doctors have organized a two-day nationwide strike.
The extensive deployment of the state’s repressive machine shows that Rajapakse is systematically preparing to take on the working class now moving into struggle to defend its rights.
The strike, which is being trivialized by the union as an “Unfair Labor Practice strike,” raises issues of political power and socialism.
An unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox virus has officially spread to nine countries outside of Africa, with 101 cases reported as of this writing. Confirmed or suspected cases have been identified in the United Kingdom (9 cases), Portugal (34), Spain (32), France (1), Belgium (2), Sweden (1), Italy (3), Canada (17), and the United States (2).
New Zealand has gone from having no COVID deaths for most of the pandemic, to now having one of the highest weekly death rates in the world, as a result of the Labour Party government abandoning its elimination policy.
The mass infection policies enforced by the federal government have left teachers, staff and students entirely unprotected in schools as cases surge.
As US daily COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000, White House makes clear that it will take no serious action
The refusal of the American government to do anything to address the latest surge of COVID-19 underscores the basic truth that the fight against the pandemic will only be taken forward by the working class.