World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 01 Apr, 2021 05:00 am

Striking nurses at St. Vincent Hospital starved of strike pay by MNA, as Tenet Healthcare spends millions

Striking nurses at St. Vincent Hospital starved of strike pay by MNA, as Tenet Healthcare spends millions
While dozens of Massachusetts Nurses Association officials make six-figure salaries, the union does not maintain a dedicated strike fund to compensate members.

Vincent, and indeed for health care workers across the country.Mandated ratios and adequate staffing are anathema to a health care model built on profit.In a rational health care system, a highly contagious and deadly respiratory disease would call for all hands on deck.Health care is the largest industry in Massachusetts, and collectively, nurses and their colleagues can be a powerful force.

However, as demonstrated by the health care worker struggles in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and California in the past year alone, the St.However, the reality is that the Democratic Party has been no less complicit in the attacks on health care in the US than their Republican counterparts.

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