Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Quote of the Day

Your teachers are striking. Your nurses are striking. Your railway workers are about to strike.

“Nobody wants to work anymore” is deliberately obstuse. What nobody wants anymore is to work in understaffed, overburdened, underpaid positions so two dozen people can get rich.

Medic Kim
via Facebook
December 5, 2022

Related Off-site Links:
Biden Signs Law Thwarting Rail Strike and Depriving Workers of Paid Sick LeaveDemocracy Now! (December 5, 2022).
10,000+ Sign Open Letter Demanding Biden Order Paid Sick Leave for Railway Workers – Jessica Corbett (Common Dreams, December 5, 2022).
Let’s Take Up the Railroad Workers’ Fight for Paid Sick Leave. We All Need It – Lily Meyersohn (TruthOut, December 5, 2022).
The Midterms Mean Cities and States Are Where Workers Must Fight to Improve Their Jobs – Paul Sonn (Common Dreams, December 5, 2022).
As Corporations Enjoy Record-High Profits, Experts Urge Congress to “Rein Them In” – Brett Wilkins (Common Dreams, November 30, 2022).
Taiwanese Workers Have Shown Us How to Gain Ground in the Neoliberal Era – Ming-Sho Ho (Jacobin, December 6, 2022).
Minnesota Nurses Vote to Strike for Second Time This Year: “Our Hospitals Are in Crisis" – Kerry Breen (CBS News Minnesota, December 2, 2022).
One Week Left to Reach a Deal Before Minnesota Nurses’ Strike – Heidi Wigdahl (KARE 11 News, December 4, 2022).
Working Conditions Hang Over Another Possible Minnesota Nurses Strike – Mike Moen (Public News Service, December 5, 2022).
Hospital Billing Is a Crime Against American Patients – Robert Kuttner (The American Prospect, November 22, 2022).
How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle – Ava Kofman (The New Yorker, November 28, 2022).
The “Labor Shortage” Is Being Used as a Pretext to Harm Workers – Sarah Lazare (In These Times, November 22, 2022).
They Waged the Largest Private-Sector Nurses’ Strike in U.S. History. They’re Still Waiting for Justice – Sarah Lazare (In These Times, November 8, 2022).

UPDATES: Minnesota Nurses Strike Averted as Hospitals and Union Reach Deals – Michelle Wiley (MPR News, December 6, 2022).
The Real Lessons From the Railway Labor Dispute – Thomas Meisenhelder (Common Dreams, December 27, 2022).
“Historic Victory”: After 3 Days on Strike, New York Nurses Win Deal With Hospitals – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, January 13, 2023).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Ron Kaminkow: Quote of the Day – November 29, 2022
A Show of Solidarity for Workers’ Rights in Wisconsin and Beyond
Across America, “the Giant is Awake”
A Labor Day Prayer
Where Did All the Money Go?
Jonah Walters: Quote of the Day – September 5, 2016
Rocking the Cradle of Power
Something to Think About – September 3, 2013
Just Wondering

Image: Around 200 people picketed President Joe Biden’s visit to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts after he signed a measure forcing an agreement without paid sick days on freight rail workers on December 2, 2022. (Photo: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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