Eugene: Hospital Support Staff Strike to Protest Working Conditions, Outsourcing

By Peter Garland Last week, hospital support staff in Springfield, Oregon, initiated a two-day strike at the McKenzie-Williamette hospital to protest poor working conditions amid contract negotiations. The hospital is one of two for-profit hospitals in the state, and is managed by Tennessee-based health care corporation Quorum Health Corp. The workers, represented by Service Employees International Union Local 49, report understaffed shifts, which force the … Continue reading Eugene: Hospital Support Staff Strike to Protest Working Conditions, Outsourcing

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 8

Labor Shortages Plague Health Care, Education as Workers Quit in Droves Across the country, tens of thousands of educators and health care workers are quitting their jobs, citing poor pay, burnout, and overwork. Many workers have explained that although these issues have been intensified by the pandemic, they have been present in the health care and education sectors for decades. According to the Morning Consult … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 8