SEIU Nurses win concessions [VIDEO]
The public support for the SEIU nurse lockout has been amazing. I interviewed Chris Moore, seen in the video to the right, as well as other SEIU nurses. Their courage has paid off, at least as it stands right now.
It's an important fight for so many reasons.
Unions, as I wrote in Hostile Takeover, are the institutions on the front lines fighting for employees and against abuses by big corporate conglomerates whose only goals are to maximize profits. As this conflict shows, unions are fighting both for workers' economic rights and for the environments that will let them do their jobs most effectively - a key attribute indentified in the CAP study that all professional workers see as a major reason unions should expand.