Thursday, 21 February 2013 18:01
I started working as a nurse in 2008. I chose to go into nursing because I wanted to do work where I thought I could make an impact organizing in the labor movement, but from a rank-and-file perspective. I feel that the labor movement, and unions, are crucial for any kind of serious social movement organizing in the US, and I think the most progressive, militant change will come from workers, rather than top-down efforts driven by staff.
I chose nursing, because I was really attracted to the physical skills, and working with patients in a way that you see immediate results. I felt I could see the impact of the work I did.
Published in Leftist at Work