New York Nurses’ Strike Shows the Way Forward for Labor
Over 7,000 nurses struck at New York hospitals for three days, winning important partial gains. Despite attempts to avert the strike by the hospital bosses, Democratic Party politicians, and elements within the leadership of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the bargaining committees of two major hospitals held strong.
Thaddeus GreeneFebruary 2, 2023
Preparing to Strike: An Interview with a Bronx Nurse
Left Voice spoke with Michelle Gonzalez, an ICU nurse at Montefiore Hospital and NYSNA union Executive Committee member, about the impending nurses’ strike in New York City.
Left VoiceJanuary 8, 2023
Montefiore Physician Residents in the Bronx Announce Supermajority of Votes to Unionize
Montefiore physician residents reached 70 percent of votes to unionize with the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR). They denounced a chronically understaffed hospital and working conditions that do not allow them to provide the best medical care. It’s time to listen to the frontline workers and put patient care over profits.
Left VoiceNovember 10, 2022
Hear a Striking Minnesota Nurse Speak Out about the Exploitative Working Conditions Nurses Face
Below we share the text from a speech a striking nurse gave to others on strike in Minnesota. Those striking are fighting against hospitals and a healthcare system that continues to put profit over people’s lives.
Maryam AlanizSeptember 14, 2022
Fighting for Union Recognition and Quality Care: An Interview with a Madison, WI Nurse
Left Voice member and NYC healthcare worker Mike Pappas interviews a nurse from Madison, Wisconsin about his and his coworkers’ lengthy fight for union recognition. Nurses are currently preparing for a potential strike if the hospital continues to deny recognizing their union.
Left VoiceAugust 31, 2022
Healthcare Profits: Montefiore Hospital Closes Bronx Center while Opening Boutique Clinic in Manhattan
Montefiore Hospital System is set to close a primary care center in the Bronx and open a boutique clinic in Manhattan, and healthcare workers are fighting back. We need a healthcare system controlled by workers and patients — not bosses.
Mike PappasJuly 28, 2022
Petition to Stop Closure of Family Health Center: Displacement and Discrimination at Montefiore
The Montefiore hospital system recently announced it plans to close its Family Health Center located at 1 Fordham Plaza. Below we are republishing a statement written by those organizing against this plan.
Left VoiceJuly 28, 2022
University of Michigan Nurses Prepare to Fight for a Fair Contract
The Michigan Nurses Association’s contract ended on June 30th. Despite being lauded as "essential workers" and "healthcare heroes" for the past two years, nurses are facing cuts that seriously impact working conditions and ethical quality of care.
Brian H. SilversteinJuly 13, 2022
Resident Physicians Are Unionizing — They Need Fighting Unions
Amid growing pro-union sentiment in the country, resident physicians are unionizing. They need fighting unions that challenge the for-profit healthcare system.
Mike PappasMay 14, 2022
Healthcare Unions Must Take Up the Fight for Abortion Rights
Healthcare unions must take up the fight to make sure everyone has a right to free, safe, legal abortion on demand. Abortion is healthcare and healthcare is a human right.
Mike PappasMay 12, 2022