Punk Rock Solidarity

At a time when our healthcare system is going through myriad changes, it is vital to remember those who are working to put patient care first.

So, how about a punk rock salute?

The Boston-based punk rock band Dropkick Murphys have long been strong advocates for workers’ rights issues such as living wages, increased healthcare benefits, and retirement pensions. And now they have a pretty awesome song to serve as an anthem for their beliefs. Check out the video for their anthem “Tomorrow’s Industry,” written in support of SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.

The message of the song is simple: healthcare workers like nurses are the backbone of the industry; they provide emergency care to thousands of people every day, and they deserve fair compensation and a voice on the job. Instead, they are often denied the right to form a union, facing career-threatening consequences when they try.

For more on SEIU 1199 go to www.fairunionelections.org.

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