Tag: Nurses

Elderly person sitting in a wheelchair with their back facing the camera in front of a window with the shutters open.

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.

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.

Elderly person sitting in a wheelchair with their back facing the camera in front of a window with the shutters open.

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.

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.