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Healthcare Workers Are Organizing Like Their Lives Depend On It
Updated On: Dec 01, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | […] In the absence of offi­cial num­bers, much of what we know about Covid-19’s toll on health­care work­ers comes from whistle­blow­ers like those at Fres­no Med­ical Cen­ter in California. Poor work­ing con­di­tions — as well as long-stand­ing con­cerns about patient safe­ty issues, which have been exac­er­bat­ed by the pan­dem­ic — have prompt­ed health­care work­ers to launch a series of dra­mat­ic on-the-job actions. In These Times spoke with more than a dozen health­care work­ers who have par­tic­i­pat­ed in strikes and protests, as well as field orga­niz­ers with nation­al and local health­care unions. As concern about contracting Covid-19 at work increased, so did workers’ interest in protesting conditions and forming unions to improve them. In These Times
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