Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Thousands of nurses rallied across the country last week as part of the National Nurses United (NNU) day of action. The more than 200 actions at hospitals were focused on saving the lives of nurses, other health care workers and patients. The nurses demanded proper infection control practices, most importantly providing nurses optimal personal protective equipment and mandating safe patient care ratios. The registered nurses of NNU also called for the Senate to pass the HEROES Act and for elected officials everywhere to address the underlying conditions that have exacerbated the effects of the pandemic, such as racial injustice, high unemployment and hunger, and the failure to value human lives over profit.