Joe Biden, along with nearly all Democrats, has long claimed to be a union ally. Truth be told, Biden enjoyed the endorsement of many unions in 2020, which helped him get elected. But since that time, Biden’s economic policies have appeared to hurt American workers, including those protected by unions.
This year alone, Biden has been rocked by two major union strikes. Hollywood writers went on strike for a historic five months, dwarfing the 2007-2008 strike. Currently, the United Auto Workers union has gone on strike for the first time, largely due to Biden’s EV push.
These strikes are underscoring the major problems facing our economy–problems the Biden White House is apparently ignoring. Now, yet another strike has just broken out, which is exposing more of Bidenomic’s weaknesses.
Picketing began Wednesday morning at Kaiser Permanente hospitals as some 75,000 health care workers go on strike in Virginia, California and three other states over wages and staffing shortages, marking the latest major labor unrest in the United States…
Wednesday’s strike is the latest one for the health care industry this year as it continues to confront burnout with the heavy workloads — problems that were exacerbated greatly by the pandemic.
Yet another strike has broken out, this time involving 75,000 healthcare workers. These workers are organizing against Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest insurance and healthcare providers in the country.
This is one of several strikes organized by nurses or other healthcare workers in recent years. Tens of thousands of healthcare workers have quit the industry, citing abuses and mistreatment in the years following the pandemic.
Many will point a finger at Joe Biden over the worsening conditions for healthcare workers. Biden mandated all healthcare workers to receive the COVID vaccine, threatening their jobs if they refused. This came as nurses and other workers faced long hours, reduced pay, and a lack of support.
Workers who had previously been hailed as heroes by the media at the height of the pandemic were treated with contempt. Working conditions appear to rapidly deteriorate in many states. New York has been dealing with a major labor deficit in its hospitals, after losing tens of thousands of nurses.
The crippling inflation brought on by Biden’s economic policies is certainly another factor. Nurses and hospital workers, along with most workers, have been hit by rising prices. Meanwhile, wages have not increased, resulting in an effective pay decrease.
It is unclear if this strike will resolve ongoing issues, or if Biden will even acknowledge it.
- Over 75,000 healthcare workers went on strike in several U.S. states.
- This comes as numerous strikes hit the country, under Joe Biden’s watch.
- Healthcare workers have been overworked in the aftermath of COVID.