The state has been scapegoating of workers for bad conditions created by profit-seeking companies.
The World Socialist Web Site is working to develop a network of rank-and-file committees, comprised of nurses and other health care workers in every hospital and health care facility, to coordinate a serious fight for safe staffing, wage increases, mental health services, a massive infusion of funds into the health care system and an end to the subordination of health care to private profit.
Rank-and-file committees are of, by and for the rank-and-file workers. Workers have a different set of interests in preserving their lives than management, the bosses, the politicians, and the trade union apparatus, who send workers to die while defending the profits of the ruling elite.
Use this form to join a committee today. If there is not already a committee in your workplace, industry or region, we will help you start one.
Join the next Health Care Worker Rank-and-File Committee Meeting Sunday, July 10th at 2 PM EST. Rank-and-file committees are of, by and for the rank-and-file workers.
The company and its founder have a record of buying distressed hospitals, aggressively pursuing patients for payment and paying out large settlements over alleged Medicare fraud.
“I’m ready to strike”
In spite of the overwhelming vote, the unions have not set a strike date and are seeking to drag out this process as long as possible and obscure the fundamental issues.
Hospitals are delaying thousands of operations due to being inundated with COVID cases and other winter illnesses, thanks to the Labour Party-led government’s homicidal “let it rip” policy.
The WSWS Health Care Workers Newsletter fights to unite all health care workers with the entire working class to maintain safe working conditions, oppose hospital closures and layoffs, and defend the right to high quality health care.
Health care workers support nurse walkout at Orlando medical center: “I feel bad for the patients and terrified for the staff”
In the week following the May 27 walkout of around 40 nurses at Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), nurses are sharing their views and speaking out against dangerous staffing ratios.
Former county detention center nurse Michelle Heughins is scheduled to enter her plea of "not guilty" on Thursday for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the tragic death of inmate John Neville in North Carolina.
“Don’t give up and keep fighting because it’s the only choice that we have”
Cedars-Sinai hospital workers in Los Angeles struck to win improved staffing and wages but their struggle was shut down by the SEIU-UHW.
The striking healthcare service workers are fighting for safe working conditions, improved staffing and better wages.
“I believe she is being sacrificed”: Growing outrage over charges against nurse Michelle Heughins in the tragic death of John Neville
On the heels of the RaDonda Vaught conviction, nurses are speaking out in opposition to the scapegoating of another nurse, Michelle Heughins, who has been unjustly charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of John Neville.
Vaught faces up to eight years in prison after being unjustly convicted for a medical error she made in 2017.
“Look to the health care system for being at fault”—Health care workers continue to voice support for victimized nurse, RaDonda Vaught
The WSWS is organizing the working class to defend RaDonda Vaught and all health care workers against victimization for the crisis of the for-profit health care system.
The WSWS is organizing the working class to defend RaDonda Vaught and all health care workers against victimization for the crisis of the for-profit health system.
The BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are fueling a new surge in global COVID-19 cases. The WHO director-general warned that our ability to track infections is threatened because testing and sequencing have been drastically reduced.
The COVID-19 pandemic is on the rise again in Turkey, where the Health Ministry recently confirmed the first official case of monkeypox.
At their Wednesday press conference, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, raised concerns over the state of the globe.
In this video, WSWS writer Evan Blake describes the current surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the immense impacts of Long COVID, and what must be done to end the pandemic worldwide.