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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Kaiser Doctor on Short-Staffing

Mar 19, 2012

A 30-year OBGYN surgeon with Kaiser, Barbara Zipkin, is suing Kaiser for retaliation, saying she was terminated for pointing out Kaiser’s inadequate staffing levels. Dr. Zipkin says that Kaiser punishes doctors for spending too much time with patients, and that Kaiser called her “unprofessional and disruptive” for daring to point out the problem.