This is the full 9-13-2020 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.
On this episode of Labor Express Radio, nurses at UIC hospital go on strike! Members of INA (Illinois Nurses Association) launched a week-long strike on Saturday at UIC Hospital over staffing ratios and safe working conditions, especially in the context of the COVID-19 crisis (they were joined by SEIU Local 73 on Monday). Teamsters Local 743 organized a car caravan and rally last Tuesday from Provident Hospital in the Washington Park neighborhood to Mercy Hospital in the Bronzeville neighborhood to protest cuts at Provident, the closing of Mercy and a Chicago Southside healthcare facility crisis in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. And workers at Mars candy warehouse in Chicago, members of Warehouse Workers for Justice fight for a safe workplace and against unjust and likely illegal firings of workers who speak out.
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