Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Unions Against Hospitals

If you made it up, nobody would find it believable. The Koch brothers donated $100 million dollars to help build a new outpatient facility at New York-Presbyterian hospital. Unions protest the donation. David Koch has deep ties to the hospital and sits on its board of trustees.

The New York State Nurses Association is against more nursing jobs in the new ambulatory care center as is the SEIU local 1199 who was there protesting against more work for their members. The NAACP was also on hand to lend support to the protest. But let's not leave out the ladies who were there to join in as an international women's day tie in. It was an absurd, surreal scene.

For the record, here's the full list of organizations that spoke out against better health care in NYC:

1199 SEIU, New York State Nurses Association, NAACP New York State Conference, African Services Committee, ALIGN-NY, Bailey House, Center for Popular Democracy, Community Voices Heard, Doctors for the 99%, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, Healthcare-NOW! NYC, GABRIELA-NYC, Healthcare for the 99%, Interfaith Coalition, La Aurora, Left Labor Project, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) Northeast, Make the Road New York, Met Council on Housing, Metro New York Healthcare for All, National Dominican Women’s Development Center, National Action Network, National Organization of Women-NYC, New York Communities for Change, Philippine Forum, Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro, QUEEROCACY, Rockaway Wildfire, Strong Economy For All Coalition, VOCAL-NY, Washington Heights Corner Project, Working Families Party.