For a Better Future for Our Patients: Rally, Tuesday, 14 April

Nurses Organizing

*+-Jen Suh: This historic election (the first in Huntington’s 123-year history) is the culmination of nearly a year of organizing, primarily to restore quality patient care at Huntington. Nurses have faced harassment, intimidation, threats and surveillance to get to this point, and we want to offer our thanks and encouragement to them as they head into the election.

The Logic of Short Hospital Strikes

Kaiser Nurses Striking

*+-Alexandra Bradbury: That’s something health care companies have in common, nonprofits especially: they’re image-conscious. A strike is one of the strongest ways to get your message out to the public.

California Tax Measure Compromise a Victory for Progressives

jerry brown

*+-Paul Hogarth: When it comes to crafting state budget policy, Sacramento’s leadership never bothers to consult the grass-roots – cutting deals with big business and a small handful of unions, and then expecting the rest of us to take our marching orders.

Herding Cats in Rancho Mirage

uncloaking the kochs

*+-Dick Price: Perhaps Common Cause can be a kind of can opener in offering its resources as a clearinghouse for information about progressive causes and as an organizing agent to pull together like-minded individuals and organizers as it did last Sunday.

Koch Brothers Protest Rally

Koch brothers Protest

*+-Thousands of protesters gathered this weekend in Palm Springs to express opposition to the secret meeting held by David and Charles Koch. The Koch brothers, owners of the 2nd largest privately held corporation in the United States, were conducting their bi-annual retreat where they and a cadre of well heeled power brokers hold strategy sessions.

Nurses Have Whitman on the Run

Rose Ann DeMoro & Meg Whitman

*+-Randy Shaw: Two weeks into her general election campaign, Meg Whitman has already proved that she has not followed politics in recent years. How else to explain her already picking a fight with CNA and Rose Ann DeMoro that the candidate cannot win, and that makes her look worse with each passing day?