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University of California Nurses Reach Contract Following Stanford Nurses Strike

Just weeks after a nearby strike at Stanford Hospital, which led to the union winning a contract, nurses at the University of California have reached their own contract agreement with compensation and other gains for healthcare workers. When healthcare workers strike, their fight extends beyond their workplaces, helping others win too.

Mike Pappas

July 14, 2022

Buffalo Healthcare Workers Strike for Better Patient Care and Fair Wages

Left Voice visited the picket line at Mercy Hospital near Buffalo, New York. Nurses and other hospital workers have been on strike for three weeks, calling for safe staffing ratios and better pay.

Mike Pappas

October 23, 2021

Seven Months on Strike And Still Going — Solidarity with St. Vincent Nurses!

Solidarity with nurses at St. Vincent’s hospital in Massachusetts, who are entering their seventh month on strike.

Left Voice

October 15, 2021

Capitalist Healthcare Killed My Grandparent … And Hurts All Elderly

As a healthcare worker in New York City, I write this as a way to process and grieve, as less than 72 hours ago, another human was killed at the hands of the capitalist healthcare system. In the past, I have written about capitalism’s detrimental effects on our lives, and I have personally seen countless suffer and die at the hands of these systems in the healthcare setting. Today is different, as this death is more personal. This time the for-profit healthcare system under capitalism killed my grandfather.

Mike Pappas

July 18, 2021

Nationwide Strike Round-up: Steelworkers, Nurses, and Auto Workers

A round-up of actions across the United States by steelworkers, nurses, and auto workers striking for health care, wage increases, safe staffing, and better contracts.

Ernie Gotta

May 2, 2021

An ER Nurse, Fired for Demanding Protective Equipment, Fights for his Job

Cliff Willmeng, a registered nurse in Minneapolis and newly-elected board member of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA), was fired from his job at United Hospital, Allina Health Corporation for standing up for his and his coworkers’ safety. Today, he is fighting for his job, safer working conditions, and a new anti-racist labor movement.

Tre Kwon

December 14, 2020

From Heroes to Zeroes: Nurses in New York Strike against Unsafe Conditions

More than 100 nurses from Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital went on a two-day strike for safe staffing ratios and safe working conditions.

Luigi Morris

December 3, 2020

Interview with Striking Nurse in Philadelphia Suburb

Nurses at St. Mary Medical Center outside Philadelphia went on strike Tuesday morning, demanding safe staffing ratios to confront the growing numbers of Covid cases in Pennsylvania. Left Voice spoke with Drew, one of the nurses walking the picket line.

Left Voice

November 21, 2020

Nurses in Illinois Strike for Safe Staffing

As the U.S is seeing another spike in Covid-19 cases, nurses are continuing to bear the brunt of the crisis. Nurses in Illinois have gone on strike to demand safe staffing ratios.

Allison Noel

July 17, 2020