A People’s Reconstruction. A real post-Katrina revitalization of New Orleans would have meant more jobs and public services, not cutbacks and privatization. Jay Arena, Jacobin, August 28, 2015 “We finally cleaned up public housing. We couldn’t do it, but God could.” So crowed Richard Baker, the real-estate entrepreneur and former Baton Rouge Republican congressman, while bantering with lobbyists on the House floor in the days after Hurricane Katrina floodwaters busted through New Orleans’s ill-maintained federal levees and swamped the city. ... People’s
A Decade After Katrina, RNs Reflect on What We’ve Learned and Refuse to Learn. National Nurses United, August 26, 2015 On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction along the Gulf Coast, registered nurse volunteers with the disaster relief program, Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), which sent hundreds of RN volunteers to provide disaster relief to the region in the wake of the deadly storm, say that critical lessons which exacerbated the 2005 crisis – global climate change, our lack of a national healthcare system, and failure to invest in public resources and infrastructure – have still not been learned. ... A Decade
Boston Got to Celebrate Twice!
NNU Statement on Black Lives Matter and the Health Impact of Societal Racial Disparities - National Nurses United, July 23, 2015 National Nurses United joins with the AFL-CIO and activists across the United States in urging all presidential candidates to address the pervasive problems of racial and economic justice that have so stained our nation. For nurses, the national dialogue this week about structural racism is a reminder that health, which includes personal safety, is a broad thematic that affects all corners of the national debate ... NNU
You're invited to come celebrate with us.
Thursday, July 30th ~ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Massachusetts State House ~ Senate Reading Room
Third Floor ~ Across from Senate Chambers
Music, Speakers & Cake!
2024 Olympics & Franklin Park
MNA Statement Urging Ebola Protection Measures Be Implemented for Massachusetts Healthcare Workers and the CommunitySubmitted by seachange on Tue, 2015-06-23 00:05.
Massachusetts Nurses Association Statement Urging Ebola Protection Measures Be Implemented for Massachusetts Healthcare Workers and the Community
May 12, 2015
Ebola in the US:
The rebellions that are taking place across the country, most notably in Ferguson and Baltimore, must be understood by the labor movement, and especially the labor left, as acts of resistance by the most impacted and dispossessed sections of the US working class responding to the capitalist economic crisis.
HJB: Representative Fox, could you say a few words about the proposed BU Biolab?
Representative Gloria Fox, Roxbury: Historically, I have challenged the validity of having a Level 4 Biolab in the heart of the community. The issue of public safety is paramount. I have just introduced additional legislation (H.1945) demanding that the Department of Public Health address the legitimate concerns of the community point by point.
Stop Unhealthy Changes to School Meals!
Sandy Eaton, RN on struggles in Massachusetts to create a just healthcare system
Center for Marxist Education, April 13, 2015
Passing a law is never enough. From patient safety tweaks to major overhauls, corporations quickly game the system to get their way. What then must we do?
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RoxComp Questions Persist - Demand Justice
The last public meeting on the fate of the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center took place on-site there on October 29th. Besides a presentation by the leading contender for the property, Bridge Boston Charter School, many former workers came to bring forward their just demands for back pay. Nothing could or would be done about that until the sale went through, and then they were in line with other creditors.
Health Care, or Lack Thereof
Shrinking Access to Needed Services
Thank you for coming to Braintree and the South Shore to listen to our many burning issues. Here's my thinking on steps needed to reform our essentially dysfunctional healthcare system in Massachusetts, highlighting six pieces of legislation already filed and awaiting bill numbers, and indicating additional areas in need of attention.
The recent closing of Quincy Medical Center by Steward Health Care, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, throws the cracks in our system into stark relief.
Quincy Down. Carney Next?
Implications for Surviving Community Hospitals
Sandy Eaton, RN, Chair, Healthcare Committee
South Shore Coalition for Human Rights
December 31, 2014