The St. Vincent’s Nurses Strike Isn’t Just a Labor Struggle, It’s a Community Struggle

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By Alexandra Bruns-Smith A participant at the pre-strike rally at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Mass., on March 7, 2021. One year into the coronavirus pandemic, St. Vincent nurses show that their fight for safer staffing levels is part of a critical need to support the health and welfare of our nurses, patients, and communities.  On March 8, 800 nurses at St.…

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Massachusetts Democratic Socialists of America Statement on the St. Vincent Nurses Strike

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From the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA). We, as DSA members in Boston, Worcester and throughout Massachusetts, are outraged by St. Vincent Hospital’s complete disregard for the welfare of patients and nurses alike, but we are inspired by the resilience and courage of the MNA nurses. After years of being pushed to the brink and having their calls for better working conditions…

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Justice To-Go: Marty Walsh Must Champion Workers in RESTAURANTS Act

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by Colleen Koperek A restaurant worker in Boston's Chinatown looks up from their work. December 3, 2020. Photo by Benjamin Rector. We as Boston DSA members are in a unique position to push for workers to be included in upcoming bailout legislation. We have not only incoming Secretary of Labor, former Mayor of Boston and Union man himself, Marty Walsh, starting…

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