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Hospitals Are Using the Nursing Shortage to Stiff Health Care Workers

Heather Rust Jacobin
Rather than materially address the underlying issues of the nursing shortage crisis, health care providers are exploiting it in order to further consolidate power at the top of industry hierarchies — and break the power of organized labor below.

Class Struggle Unionism

Alex Riccio Organizing Work
Alex Riccio argues Joe Burns’ latest book is powerfully inspiring but short on details.

Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike

Sarah Hughes Labor Notes
Workers at Cascade Behavioral Health walked out in August following an attack by a patient that injured 11 staff. The National Labor Relations Board concluded this was legal—possibly the first time it has condoned a safety strike in the health care.

Inflation and Corporate Profits

Dominick Reuter and Andy Kiersz Business Insider
Corporations are using inflation as an excuse to raise prices and make fatter profits — and it's making the problem worse