World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 07 Apr, 2021 04:15 am

Why did a Massachusetts Nurses Association official appear at an event sponsored by the Morning Star in Britain?

Why did a Massachusetts Nurses Association official appear at an event sponsored by the Morning Star in Britain?
The appearance by the MNA’s Muldoon was aimed at isolating the striking St. Vincent nurses. A genuine fight to unite health care workers in an international struggle requires forging the struggle of nurses and other health care workers around the globe into a conscious and organized opposition.

Vincent have been mirrored at health care facilities across the US during the pandemic.As the COVID-19 surge began more than a year ago, nurses and other health care workers found themselves without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and taking care of untenable numbers of patients.Any worker listening to the broadcast was told that the unions would defend them, that they should put their faith in Democratic and Labour politicians, and that private health care operators in the US and the state-run National Health Service (NHS) in the UK could be convinced to treat their workers reasonably.It was the capitalist system and, particularly in the US, the for-profit health care system.

Contrary to Muldoon’s statement, millions of workers consider it a “bad thing” that a health care giant like Tenet should profit off the misery of health care workers and patients.A genuine fight to unite health care workers in international struggle requires forging the struggle of nurses and other health care workers around the globe into a conscious and organized opposition.

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