Posted in Columns Labor Wade Rathke

Essential workers and pay equity

by Wade Rathke Monday, November 16, 2020 New Orleans   In a moment of youthful recklessness more than fifty years ago, I allowed myself to get into one of those dangerous political conversations with the father…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Sick Leave Wade Rathke Worker Safety

Dept. of Labor takes paid leave away from low wage healthcare workers

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   This is complicated, so hang with me, but here is what you need to know. Nursing home workers and other frontline healthcare providers like home health aides, and community home workers…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Wade Rathke Worker Safety

Where’s the health and safety plan?

by Wade Rathke Friday, September 11, 2020 New Orleans   Leaders and members of Local 100 United Labor Unions finally had enough of working on the frontlines without proper protection against the coronavirus in nursing homes, supported…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Health Care News Nurses

Healthcare worker unions warn new Covid-19 guidance from Trump CDC endangers frontline workers

“Reckless. Short-sighted. Dangerous. Unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Labor unions representing millions of nurses and other frontline workers across the U.S. are voicing outrage at new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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