BY staff | Fridley, MN | 8/03/15
On July 14, 345 Hospital Workers at Unity Hospital in Fridley, a first ring suburb of Minneapolis, voted by a roughly 60% majority to join SEIU Healthcare MN. The new bargaining unit includes Nursing Assistants, Dietary Aides, Patient Care Techs, Health Unit Coordinators, Environmental Services Aides and other job classes.
BY staff | Havana, Cuba | 1/07/14
Cuba ended 2013 with an infant mortality rate of 4.2 per 1000 live births, the lowest level in the socialist island's history. Cuba’s infant mortality rate was significantly better than neighboring Caribbean and Latin American countries and even better than the U.S. infant mortality rate, which was estimated at 5.2 for 2013.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/04/13
On Oct. 1, millions of Americans without health insurance overloaded the opening of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or so-called Obamacare) online exchanges.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 8/05/13
After rallying in front of Morrill Hall, the administration building, workers headed upstairs to the office of President Kahler to deliver about 1300 signed petitions demanding the university drop proposed changes to the health care plan. The administration’s proposed attack on the health care plan would have some workers pay more premiums and significantly increase out of pocket medical costs for all university employees.
BY Masao Suzuki | South Carolina | 7/24/13
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has been criticized for its slow response to an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) which has infected more than 100 people in rural Greenwood County, South Carolina since last March.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/02/13
Giving new meaning to ‘soldiers of solidarity,’ U.S. veterans joined fired health care workers to rally in front of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on the afternoon of July 1.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 6/01/12
Cathleen Jensen is an occupational therapist at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and she is on strike.
BY Steff Yorek | Chicago, IL | 5/19/12
In the first large demonstration of the NATO summit, 4000 nurses gathered in Daley Plaza at noon on May 18.
BY Tom Burke | Muskegon, MI | 5/04/12
Workers at Red Cross in Michigan and Ohio have been on strike since March 30, after a clash with management over health care for themselves and others.
BY Peter Shapiro | United States | 11/30/09
Insurance company profiteering has laid waste to the U.S. health care system and sparked a wave of protest throughout the U.S. But the response of Congress to the crisis suggests that the battle is just beginning.