Monday, July 8, 2013
Review: A Bitter Pill
When a business-oriented company takes over the management of the James Madison Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it is immediately clear that things are about to change, and not for the better. The sudden appearance of the Committee to Save James Madison - supposedly established by a group of disgruntled employees who don't think the union has their best interests at heart, but in actual fact created by Croesus Health Care, the new owners of the hospital - is the first clue that the bosses are eager to crush the workers' organization, fire staff and focus on the bottom line, service delivery be damned. In short order, everyone's work life is turned upside down as a petition drive to decertify said union to "save jobs" leads to mayhem, murder and more.