Nurses

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.

Striking nurses are shown on the picket line outside St. Mary Medical Center.

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.

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.