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 KwonDecember 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 MorrisDecember 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 VoiceNovember 21, 2020
Healthcare Workers: From “Heroes” to Targets of Police Repression
After months of being praised by NYC politicians as “heroes” in the “battle against Covid-19,” we as healthcare workers of NYC are now being attacked and arrested by the city for fighting against another deadly global pandemic: the police.
Take Back the BronxJune 8, 2020
Trabajadores de Salud: De “Héroes” a Blancos de la Represión Policíal
Después de elogios durantes meses, en los cuales los trabajadores de la salud fuimos alabades como “héroes” por los políticos de la Ciudad de Nueva York en la “batalla contra el COVID-19”, ahora nos atacan y nos encarcelan por parte de la ciudad por luchar contra otra pandemia mortal: la policía.
Take Back the BronxJune 6, 2020
Nurse and Jail Support Volunteer Arrested by the NYPD
A frontline nurse and jail support volunteer were arrested by the NYPD, violating DeBlasio's own curfew policies. They are the second and third Left Voice collaborators arrested tonight.
Left VoiceJune 5, 2020
Frontline Healthcare Workers Are Becoming Socialists
"Seeing coworkers die due to greed radicalizes." Frontline healthcare workers in the United States are becoming critical of capitalism. Révolution Permanente, our sister site in France, spoke with four healthcare workers in New York City and Washington, D.C.: Mike Pappas, Tre Kwon, Jillian Primiano, and Shreya Mahajan are members of Left Voice.
Révolution PermanenteMay 25, 2020
Listen To Militant Nurse Tre Kwon On Activist Livestreams
Tre Kwon, a nurse activist and member of Left Voice’s Editorial Board, joined other activists and workers to denounce the conditions faced by frontline workers. Listen to hear her discuss the demands that workers can raise to confront the for-profit healthcare system.
Maryam AlanizApril 26, 2020