Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ever Striked as a Nurse?

23 000 nurses in California his the streets for a one day strike to send a message to three hospital employers that RNs will not accept reductions in patient services or cuts to nurses and other caregivers.

The members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United walked out. They are making 200 demands to counter Sutter executives that would:

Restrict their ability to effectively advocate for patients
Effectively force nurses to work when sick, dangerously exposing extremely ill patients to infection.
Sharply reduce nurses’ healthcare coverage and retiree health benefits.
The Sutter RNs are also protesting years of widespread cuts in patient care services

Have you ever striked as a nurse? If so what were the circumstances?