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!”

Interview: Fighting for a First Contract at EcoTarium

On Thursday, July 11th of 2021, the workers at the EcoTarium museum in Worcester, MA voted to unionize. Worcester Independent Socialist Group sat down with Jake Dziejma, an EcoTarium worker and participant in the campaign to organize the workplace, to ask a few questions about what has happened and what may come next for theseContinue reading “Interview: Fighting for a First Contract at EcoTarium”

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!”

EcoTarium Workers in Worcester, Mass. Vote for Union!

The Independent Socialist Group (ISG) is in solidarity with the workers at Worcester’s EcoTarium, who successfully voted to unionize last Thursday! After dealing with threats to their jobs, budget cuts, and other problems, EcoTarium workers will now have a say in how their workplace is run, including wages, benefits, and working conditions. Organizing and votingContinue reading “EcoTarium Workers in Worcester, Mass. Vote for Union!”

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”

Workers are Essential. CEOs are Not.

International Workers’ Day 2021 marks a year of intense struggle for the global working class. “Essential workers” won praise from corporate media throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but big corporations attacked the working class through mass job cuts and unsafe conditions while collecting government subsidies. For example, Amazon’s profits increased by 200% during the COVID crisis.Continue reading “Workers are Essential. CEOs are Not.”

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”

Amazon’s Vicious Anti-Union Campaign Defeats Bessemer Union Drive

What methods could have won? by Ashley Rogers For the last several months, the urgently needed union campaign to organize 5,800 workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse raised the hopes of many Amazon workers and working people across the U.S. The union drive gained national attention. Many believed there was enough momentum and support forContinue reading “Amazon’s Vicious Anti-Union Campaign Defeats Bessemer Union Drive”