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New York, NY – On this episode of Stuck Nation radio we’re taking a deep dive into the rollback of Roe v. Wade and what the SCOTUS’ decision means for working people everywhere. We’re also looking at how nurses in Newark, NJ emerged victorious from their 31-day strike against America’s fastest growing for-profit hospital chain.  

Segment A: Arne Arnesen, veteran political commentator and broadcaster who served in the New Hampshire state legislature and was the first woman nominated by a major political party to run for Governor in that state. Arnesen covers what’s at stake with the Supreme Court rolling back Roe vs. Wade and how it will play in her state which is where the first presidential primary will be held for the 2024 cycle. 

PLUS Elfreda Johnson, president of JNESO  AFL-CIO District 1, which represents 5,000 nurses and healthcare professionals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Johnson chronicles how her members at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark drew on broad-based community support and statewide union solidarity to win a landmark contract that raised wages and shored up their healthcare coverage and pension plan. 

Segment B: Workers’ Circle CEO Ann Toback discusses how her non-profit’s campaign to protect voting rights ties in with the battle to restore abortion rights and advance their pro-labor agenda PLUS Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, on the current status of abortion rights in the tristate region as well as effective strategies to turn the tide. 

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