Nurses in the Real World of For-Profit Medicine

Published by COUNTERPUNCH on 5/14/21 (Source)

"As the nation once again encourages nurses to soldier on at their posts, the gap between the saccharine rhetoric of Nurses’ Week and the grim reality of nurses’ work during the pandemic is even more glaring – and galling – than ever," writes Suzanne Gordon.

In Washington state, WSNA, along with SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW 21, won landmark legislation to assure that nurses have guaranteed breaks on the job and are not forced to do mandatory overtime," writes Gordon. "These examples of collective action are far more worthy of celebration and emulation during Nurses’ Week – and every week – than hollow exercises in nurse hagiography."