Labor News: Registered nurses at DC’s Providence Hospital hold a one-day strike today to protest the hospital’s refusal to address critical health and safety issues concerning both patients and nurses, including unsafe staffing, inadequate Ebola preparedness, and high staff turnover...Labor History: On this date in 1954, Ellis Island in New York closed after serving as the gateway for 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924...Labor Quote: Si Kahn: “History is a frustrating thing because it is never clear and clean. There’s never two steps forward without at least one step back…”
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