To prevent the impending sellout, all public sector workers must break free of the control of Verdi and the other unions and build independent rank-and-file committees.
The powerful three-day strike of more than 7,000 nurses in New York City was abruptly shut down by New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) officials.
While the union says the deal is a major victory, in reality, it is a repackaging of the same rotten terms imposed on 10,000 nurses at other NYC hospitals. It will do nothing to significantly alter the dangerous understaffing that nurses face, which was the central aim of the strike.
Nurses must establish a rank-and-file committee to defeat this sellout.
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Although Quebec’s nurses have been complaining bitterly about forced overtime and inhumane working conditions for years, the province's premier tried to present the dispute as an isolated problem.
On the picket lines physiotherapists emphasised the issues of patient safety, stress and burnout, which have been highly exacerbated by staff shortages among physiotherapists.
The DSA is a pro-capitalist organization staffed by union functionaries, Democratic Party officials and other careerists whose role is to prevent workers, who are becoming radicalized and moving to the left, from finding a genuinely independent road.
The WSWSHealth 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.
Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this video testimony, Catherine Pace’s family describes the working conditions which led to her death and the deaths of countless other autoworkers during the still-raging pandemic.
“The worst is the fatigue, it feels like I have 500 pounds strapped to me”
Retired workers suffering from Long COVID in Flint, Michigan, speak to the Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ed, a retired auto worker, and Tammy, a retired care worker, have been “living with” COVID-19 for two years, and they’ve had enough.
"It's going to keep killing us, the ones who forcibly have to work."
Watch the powerful testimony and share these eight highlight clips.
“This is a warfare of the upper classes against the lower classes”
Health care expert Gregory Travis speaks on the impacts of COVID-19 on children, misinformation and the cover-up of data
Travis exposes the lies and misinformation spread about COVID-19, in particular its impacts on children, and documents the steady erosion of data tracking over the past year and during the Omicron surge.