Nursing Home Staffing Standards Finally on their Way

Pandemic Unions

            Pearl River      The Biden administration issued a minimum staffing rule for nursing homes that receive Medicaid and Medicare.  I have to quickly add:  finally!  Our union represents nursing home workers in Louisiana and Arkansas.  In bargaining contracts for homes owned by private operators every effort to bargain minimum floors for nurses, LPNs, and CNAs, …

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The Pandemic Proletariat

Amazon Pandemic Unions Wade's World

Pearl River      Remember the pandemic?  Remember when there were “essential” workers and everyone pretended to care about them?  Right, that was so 2020, wasn’t it?  Talking to Middlebury College sociologist and former labor organizer Jamie McCallum on Wade’s World about his recent book, Essential:  How the Pandemic Transformed the Long Fight for Worker Justice, he …

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Another Katrina Coup d’ Gras for Lower-Income Homeowners

ACORN Hurricane Louisiana Recovery Pandemic

            New Orleans     Katrina is now more than seventeen years ago.  That’s a long time, New Orleans should be way over the storm by now.  Unfortunately, people are still trying to get home.  Others are still in the half-life of rebuilding from paycheck to paycheck.  The Lower 9th Ward, home of low-and-moderate, working Black …

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