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St. Vincent Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement

Massachusetts Nurses Association Massachusetts Nurses Association
St. Vincent Hospital Nurses and Tenet Healthcare Reach Tentative Agreement Clearing the Way for an End to the Historic Nine-Month Strike Pending Ratification by the Nurses

The U.S. Experience: Racism and COVID-19 Mortality

Marty Hart-Landsberg Reports from the Economic Front
A recently published study, found that if everyone living in the United States, aged 25 years or older, died of COVID-19 at the same rate as college-educated non-Hispanic white people did in 2020, 48 percent fewer people would have died.

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Hospitals Are Using the Nursing Shortage to Stiff Health Care Workers

Heather Rust Jacobin
Rather than materially address the underlying issues of the nursing shortage crisis, health care providers are exploiting it in order to further consolidate power at the top of industry hierarchies — and break the power of organized labor below.

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Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike

Sarah Hughes Labor Notes
Workers at Cascade Behavioral Health walked out in August following an attack by a patient that injured 11 staff. The National Labor Relations Board concluded this was legal—possibly the first time it has condoned a safety strike in the health care.

Medicare Advantage Is a For-Profit Scam. Time to End It

Thom Hartmann Common Dreams
The simple solution to the Medicare Advantage problem is to kill off the program. It was just a Trojan horse to privatize Medicare, and its presence will make Medicare for All even harder to implement.

The Left Must Demand an End to Vaccine Inequality

Matt Wehmeier Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York
Economically prosperous nations routinely base their policy decisions on what is best for international corporations. It will take a concerted, global effort to overcome these structural barriers to vaccine access...
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