Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have understood the importance of caregivers on a deeper level. Yet the needs of these key frontline workers are not being met in the workplace. Across the United States, thousands of nurses went on strike this summer over issues such as staff shortages, wages, hazard pay and health insurance, and more are to come. The Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey recently announced a ten-day strike. Below are some of the many nurses’ strikes over the summer:
On June 17, 1,800 nurses were present two Providence hospital locations in Oregon went on strike, which lasted five days.
On June 27, registered nurses went on strike for a day three Ascension Hospitals in Texas and Kansas.
On July 11 nurses at Oahu care facility A seven-day strike occurred in Honolulu, Hawaii.
On July 31st Loretto Hospitalan Austin, Chicago, hospital that cares mostly for low-income patients ended in victory after an 11-day strike.
Hundreds of nurses gathered on August 3rd Rochester General Hospital in New York went on strike for two days.
Since August 4th, around 1,700 nurses have been in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital strike in New Jersey.
Dozens of hospital workers arrived on August 5 Trinity Grand Haven Hospital in Michigan a one-day strike occurred.
There are nurses in Monterey Park, California Garfield Medical Center went on strike for 10 days in mid-August.
Over 500 nurses at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, the only hospital in Joilet, IllinoisHe went on strike in late August after working without a contract since May.
Hundreds of nurses were present on August 29th St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, California went on strike for a day.