After three years of unprecedented challenges, healthcare workers are exhausted and their facilities dangerously understaffed.A groundbreaking new reportby our national union, the American Federation of Teachers, brings together data and testimony from frontline workers. It details crippling staff shortages across the healthcare industry, revealing dangerous conditions for patients and healthcare professionals alike, made worse by profit-driven corporate leadership. According to the report, and as our union and members know all too well, healthcare workers are exhausted, burnt out, anxious
The latest findings from a three-year nursing workforce study confirm what a mountain of research has told us for more than 20 years—that people die every day because there aren't enough nurses to care for them safely, AFT President Randi Weingarten says. The study, published in The Lancet, was conducted by RN4CAST, a consortium of investigators from 12 European countries.
The AFL-CIO launched its Executive Paywatch site—now called CEO Pay and You—which includes the most comprehensive data available on executive pay. All the data available is searchable by industry, by state and by the top 100 highest-paid CEOs.
Thursday, February 10, 2011--A new Economic Policy Institute study released this week finds that full-time state and local government employees in Wisconsin are undercompensated by 8.2%, when compared to otherwise similar private-sector workers.