Stories tagged: "healthcare workers"


Joan Steede, a home health care worker from Phoenix, pushing for action on the Build Back Better plan. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/Cronkite News)
An Arizona Home Care Worker Speaks on the Dark Side of the Profession 

Low wages among healthcare workers are proving to not just be demoralizing—they’re destroying the industry’s workforce.

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National Labor Relations Board Launches Spanish-Language Website

The site provides a place for Spanish-speaking workers to file unfair practice charges and petitions for union elections in their native language.

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Vaccination Rates in Arizona Nursing Homes Increased While Deaths Went Down

Arizona is one of 18 states reporting increases in resident infections, with cases increasing nearly 30% from mid-September to mid-October.

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Banner Health, Arizona’s Largest Hospital Network, Requiring Vaccines for Employees By Nov. 1

The company cited flu season, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and the high hospitalization rate among unvaccinated as reasons for the requirement.

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Lost on the Front Lines: Healthcare Workers in Southwest Who Died Fighting COVID-19

Reporters spoke with loved ones of healthcare workers across the country have risked their lives to care for COVID-19 patients.

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Rise in COVID-19 Cases Could Push Arizona’s Hospitals—and Staff—to Their Limits

Health experts worry that with widespread surges of the virus happening nationwide, there won't be enough healthcare workers to go around.

Rep. Amish Shah, D-Phoenix, said his training as a physician made him more comfortable with the thought of being a COVID-19 vaccine test subject and that signing up for the clinical trials was the right thing to do - particularly since minority communities are often underrepresented in such groups. (Photo courtesy Amish Shah)
The COVID-19 Vaccine in Arizona: What to Expect and When

Phoenix doctor and state Rep. Amish Shah was one of the volunteers who participated in the clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine in August.