Tag Archives: Health

Job makes us sick

Kaiser imposed added staff cuts in the same breath as it announced the “Total Health Incentive Plan” campaign. While it is promoted as voluntary, the program hides the reality of the health of workers and patients sacrificed daily in the name of cost efficiency. Workers realize they risk their own health and the health of their patients when they come to work sick. Yet we are called into disciplinary meetings when we exceed the company set limit in the number of sick days. Continue reading

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Nursing home greed kills children

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Nursing home greed kills children For 14 years, Doris Freyre cared for her profoundly disabled daughter in their Tampa, Fla., home. Marie was fed through a feeding tube, and Doris pureed … Continue reading

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July-August 2011 Queer Notes

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Queer Notes by Elise Students at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon, Mich., won gender-neutral proms. After Oak Reed, a Transgender boy, was nominated prom King and school administrators threw out … Continue reading

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Review of Unplanned

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Review of Unplanned Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line by Abby Johnson with Cindy Lambert (SaltRiver, 2011). The religious Right has hailed … Continue reading

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$31 ‘crime’ = 10 years

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: $31 ‘crime’ = 10 years Lawton, Okla.–Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow, a 25-year-old nursing home worker and mother of four children, from Kingfisher, Okla., was arrested for selling $31 worth of marijuana … Continue reading

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Nurses demand safety

From the March-April issue of News & Letters: Nurses demand safety Editor’s note: On Jan. 19, after months of inaction regarding the murder of Donna Gross at Napa State Hospital (see “Losing nurses and patients for profit,” Jan.-Feb. N&L), the … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Losing nurses and patients for profit

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: Losing nurses and patients for profit by Htun Lin Recently, two nurses were killed on the job by patients at state healthcare facilities in California’s Bay Area. Contrary to management’s … Continue reading

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California nurses strike for healthcare

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: California nurses strike for healthcare     Oakland, Cal.–On Oct. 12-14, nurses at Oakland’s Children’s Hospital staged a three-day strike over the proposed takebacks in their healthcare benefits. Practically all the … Continue reading

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