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
NYSNA 2019-2021: From Contract Sellout to Covid Hell
Thousands of nurses in NYC could go on strike in the coming days. After nurses struggled to provide care during the Covid-19 pandemic, this fight could be a chance for nurses to improve working conditions. The nursing union’s past acceptance of toothless contracts helped further exacerbate staffing crises faced during the pandemic. This history is key to developing more militant fights to improve healthcare today.
Mike PappasJanuary 5, 2023
Thousands of NYC Nurses Are Preparing to Strike. The Working Class Must Back Them Up.
Thousands of private sector nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association could walk off the job as early as January 9 in NYC. The entire working class must back them.
Thaddeus GreeneJanuary 1, 2023
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
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 PappasJuly 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 PappasOctober 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 VoiceOctober 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 PappasJuly 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 GottaMay 2, 2021