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.
People are dying from poverty wages in the richest country in the world,” she said. “The question before us is not can we afford to pay workers more. The question is can we afford not to? Raising the wage to $15 would save lives.”
Studies show that doulas help reduce the rate of caesarean surgeries, which is higher among black women, and other costly interventions. They can even alleviate some socioeconomic factors that contribute to poor maternal health.