Nurses are protesting one of the nation’s largest hospital chains for its “lack of preparedness.”
Some nurses are saying, “Well, most of us are going to get it and some of us are going to die. That’s the way it is.”
Amid a shortage of N95 masks and lack of rapid testing, caregivers are being ordered to work unless they show symptoms.
The lack of protections could create shortages of caregivers and undermine efforts to control the coronavirus.
Nurses are holding a national day of action today to demand better protections for health care workers and the public.
Thousands of hospital workers in the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle walked out January 28 on a three-day strike.
A new report reveals how profit-driven understaffing and overcrowding lead to deaths and deplorable worker conditions.
On September 20, 2,200 nurses represented by National Nurses United went on a one-day strike.
As strikers challenge conditions that endanger patients, the hospital is cutting jobs to create increased competition.
Worker solidarity and community support have only grown in the two weeks since the strike began.