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Labor Unions Band Together to Tackle NY’s High Hospital Prices

Caroline Lewis The Gothamist
The group is pushing legislation that would give health plans — including those managed by labor unions — more leverage to haggle over the price of health care and eliminate certain anti-competitive practices.

Children Hospitalized with COVID-19 in U.S. Hits Record Number

Gabriella Borter Reuters
The U.S. now has an average of about 129,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, a rate that has doubled in a little over two weeks, and an average of 600 people are dying each day of COVID-19, double the death rate seen in late July.

Book Review - A Pandemic Nurse’s Diary

Marilyn Albert Portside
This book is written by a nurse in the center of the pandemic. Accompanied by beautiful drawings of hospital workers in PPE caring for patients by Anna Usacheva, this is a narrative which helps us understand both COVID19 and the workers who faced it

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Union Drive Could Inspire Organized Labor Beyond Asheville

Brian Grodon CarolinaCoastOnline
On March 6, 1,600 registered nurses petitioned the NLRB to form a union, kickstarting one of the largest union campaigns in the country today. North Carolina is the second-least unionized state in the U.S.

Friday Nite Videos | June 12, 2020

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Police | John Oliver. Leonard Cohen | Anthem (w/lyrics). Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution | Movie. Invade Us, Canada | The Daily Show. Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down.

How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags?

Susan B. Glasser The New Yorker
America watched, shocked, as doctors and nurses pleaded for protective gear and medical equipment such as ventilators. What followed was an inside glimpse of the dysfunction emanating from Trump's Washington in the midst of the pandemic
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