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Healthcare Workers

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 Voice

August 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 Pappas

July 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 Voice

July 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 Silverstein

July 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 Pappas

May 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 Pappas

May 12, 2022

Thanks Is Not Enough: Nurses in Australia on Strike

Thousands of nurses and midwives in New South Wales, Australia, went on strike yesterday. Their demand? Better pay and working conditions, especially after a pandemic that has been particularly hard for healthcare workers.

Layla Steed

February 16, 2022

“It Feels Like Everything in the Hospital Is Breaking Down”: Interview with a Medical Resident in the Bronx

A medical resident in the Bronx spoke with Left Voice about how the global pandemic exposed long-standing issues in the U.S. healthcare system, and why healthcare workers must support each other.

Left Voice

January 19, 2022

French Hospital Worker Makes the Call to Nationalize Healthcare under the Control of Workers

Speaking at a November 24 campaign rally for Anasse Kazib, the revolutionary rail worker running for president of France, a hospital laundry worker and local trade union leader makes a compelling case for nationalizing healthcare under the control of the workers who provide the actual care and services in hospitals, clinics, and elsewhere.

Marie-Laure Charchar

December 3, 2021