“We put a lot of effort into organizing and gaining support within the hospital,” said Trish Stevenson, a Mission registered nurse who seeks unionization to raise hospital staffing levels to lower nurse-to-patient ratios. “Especially being in the South, people are under the misconception that organizing is illegal.” – Gaston Gazette

The impact of COVID-19 on workers and their needs being disregarded by employers is making workers take a stand. Even in states with low union membership workers are starting to see the importance of standing together and bargaining as a group for their health and safety.

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