On October 4, 75,000 Kaiser healthcare workers are set to conduct a limited three-day strike, if Kaiser executives cannot reach agreement on the terms of new contracts.
The WSWS Healthcare Workers Newsletter fights to unite all healthcare workers with the entire working class to maintain safe working conditions, oppose hospital closures and layoffs, and defend the right to high quality health care.
The vote expresses a widespread desire to fight, after facing years of short staffing and COVID-19, while a new influx of patients is crushing healthcare systems.
“We were there for them when they needed us throughout the pandemic, and now they don't want to pay us”
Kaiser healthcare workers demand sharp pay increases and safe staffing as strike authorization vote ends
The vote has the potential to lead to a strike of some 85,000 strong, the largest strike of healthcare workers in US history.
In order to prevent another sellout, the experiences of 2019, as well as other betrayals by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and Alliance of Health Care Unions, must be studied.
The World Socialist Web Site is assisting healthcare workers in the building of a network of interconnected rank-and-file committees.
Fill out this form to be contacted about joining the committee nearest you. If a committee at your workplace does not exist, we will help you build one.
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