Who Will Pay for the COVID Crisis?

by T.R. Whitworth This article was originally published in Socialism Today, the paper of the Independent Socialist Group. Subscribe to the paper to receive each issue in print and read the articles before they’re published online! The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the contradictions of capitalism. Widespread death (over five million worldwide), unemployment, homelessness, andContinue reading “Who Will Pay for the COVID Crisis?”

Over 200 Days on Strike – Working Class and Union Solidarity Needed to Win St. Vincent Nurses’ Strike

The St. Vincent nurses’ strike can still be won. The nurses’ demands can still be met, and all striking nurses can return to their old positions. All that is required is a shift in strategy, away from relying on Democratic Party politicians and staying within the bounds of labor law that was written to weaken unions. Real solidarity, mass support from organized labor and the broader working class of Massachusetts, and unified strike action are what it will take to defeat a huge corporation like Tenet.

Tenet Corporation: Rehire All the MNA Nurses On Strike!

Worcester Independent Socialist Group continues to stand with the union nurses on strike at St. Vincent Hospital. The strike of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) nurses at St. Vincent is now the longest in Massachusetts history. We joined the MNA nurses on strike, other unions, activists, and community members on the picket line for theContinue reading “Tenet Corporation: Rehire All the MNA Nurses On Strike!”

Worcester Recovery Money for Working People, Not Corporations!

The first of three Worcester, MA community meetings to decide the allocation of only $10m of $146m in COVID relief funds was held this past Monday, August 23rd. Worcester workers stood up and called for community control over 100% of COVID funds, to near unanimous applause! Ignoring community members, the city railroaded community feedback intoContinue reading “Worcester Recovery Money for Working People, Not Corporations!”

SOLIDARITY WITH ST. VINCENT NURSES – SPREAD THE STRIKE!

Below is the text of a leaflet that Worcester Independent Socialist group distributed at a July 31st solidarity rally for striking nurses at St. Vincent Hospital. The Independent Socialist Group (ISG) continues to support union nurses on strike at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. The nurses on strike are members of the Massachusetts Nurses AssociationContinue reading “SOLIDARITY WITH ST. VINCENT NURSES – SPREAD THE STRIKE!”

Surfside, Fl. Condo Collapse: Socialism Needed for Safe, Quality Housing

by Ashley Rogers The sudden collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium tower in Florida at 1:30am on June 24th, 2021 left 98 dead. The month-long search for victims only recently came to a close, with the final victim only identified on the morning of July 26th. While investigations are still underway, evidence points toContinue reading “Surfside, Fl. Condo Collapse: Socialism Needed for Safe, Quality Housing”

Escalate the St. Vincent Hospital Strike – Take the Fight to Tenet!

The unionized nurses at St. Vincent Hospital are continuing to fight against Tenet Healthcare Corporation in their third month on strike for safe staffing levels and a fair contract. Nurses and patients both suffer from for-profit healthcare’s cost-cutting tactics such as understaffing, low pay, poor benefits, and rushed, expensive care. They bore the brunt ofContinue reading “Escalate the St. Vincent Hospital Strike – Take the Fight to Tenet!”

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Attacks Striking Nurses

by Sarah Beth Gable SEIU Local 509 (Personal Capacity) “What You Need to Know about the St. Vincent Strike” ran in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette (T&G) on March 31. A more accurate title would have been “Why you should feel bad for Tenet Healthcare.” Tenet, a multibillion-dollar, multistate conglomerate, owns and operates St. Vincent HospitalContinue reading “Worcester Telegram & Gazette Attacks Striking Nurses”

St. Vincent Nurses’ Strike is a Fight for the Soul of Worcester’s Future

By Bryant William Sculos, Ph.D.Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Worcester State UniversityMSCA Worcester and Independent Socialist Group (ISG) member (writing in his personal capacity) Op-ed written for publication in the Worcester T&G as one of the solidarity actions requested by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) & striking nurses. Having spent hours on the picketContinue reading “St. Vincent Nurses’ Strike is a Fight for the Soul of Worcester’s Future”

Solidarity with the MNA strike at St Vincent’s – from Nottingham in the UK

Dear MNA, Nottingham Socialist Party has heard about the strike at St Vincent’s through the Independent Socialist Group and have seen the powerful video at End Understaffing at St. Vincent’s Hospital! We want to express our complete solidarity with your struggle. The health, welfare and dignity of patients should be paramount; that requires management to ensureContinue reading “Solidarity with the MNA strike at St Vincent’s – from Nottingham in the UK”