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(en) US, Minnesota, Northstar Anarchist Collective statement on Methodist Hospital Workers

From mnanarchists <mnanarchists@yahoo.com>
Date Thu, 13 Jan 2005 22:31:51 +0100 (CET)

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Sweatshops in Healthcare: Methodist Hospital
Members of North Star Anarchist Collective who some members have been
core members of "One Day in July" and "Twin Cities Million Worker
March Committee", two groups that are labor focused, are strongly
opposed to the current "in-sourcing" of labor at Methodist Hospital ER
team. Methodist Hospital has fired the nonprofit, 35 year, Emergency
Physicians Professional Association for a for-profit corporation from
Texas called EmCare Holdings, Inc. We stand behind the laid-off
physicians to be fully reinstated to their formal positions. There is
no good answer that the board (bosses) at Methodist Hospital in Saint
Louis Park can give why they did such a pathetic move except that they
don't care about our health and that they are looking for the cheapest
labor possible. There have been complaints from some of the nurses
that the quality of care is already lacking. As capitalism becomes
even more aggressive than in anytime in history we are now sadly
seeing our very health be bought for the cheapest labor possible.
As our personal health insurance cost skyrocket the cost of labor in
healthcare is being down graded, the healthcare system is becoming
broke. Only the rich are making off and they are doing it the cost of
our lives. They are playing with our very health. It is beyond time
that we work on a new way of ordering society that is not based on the
sickening act of the daily competition of capitalism but is based on
love, equality, mutual aid, solidarity, caring, respectful, and
non-hierarchical way of life. A society where when we see someone who
is sick or ill we don't look at them as a way to make money but to
truly want to help and care for our brothers and sisters.

We stand in solidarity with the laid off workers at Methodist Hospital.

Our health is not for sale to the lowest bidder.

NorthStar Anarchist Collective, FRAC

Email: mnacollective@yahoo.com

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