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This is a discussion on Largest Nurses Strike in US History - Replacement Nurses Arrive - Your opinion in Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union, part of General Nursing ... 12,000 nurses in minneapolis are going to vote on whether to strike next wednesday. This would be...by girlvet May 14, '1012,000 nurses in minneapolis are going to vote on whether to strike next wednesday. This would be the largest nurse strike in US history. It looks like we WILL vote to strike. The employer is trying to take back 30 years of gains nurses have made here for safe patient care. They are trying to cut our pension by 30 percent, change our health insurance among other things. We need your support with this. This is going on across the country and nurses have to stand up for each other! If you think this won't come to your hospital, you are wrong. Support your fellow nurses.
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Yes, I support the nurses striking
No, I do not support the nurses striking
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- May 14, '10 by OncallRNAAhhh haaa...
craigslist had nursing jobs list for 1-4 wks commitment $5,000 per week, luxury hotel accomidations
figured there was a strike pending somewhere
- May 14, '10 by OrcaI've always found it aggravating that employers are willing to pay mega-money to strike breakers, but they aren't willing to take care of the people who will be there when the dust settles.
- May 14, '10 by steelydanfanI just spent the last few days here in DC at the National Nurses United convention. We supported the Temple Pa nurses,who just won thier strike, we went out and picketed with the Washington Hospital Nurses, and we can be there for you as well. The rally we held at the Senate building was attended by Sen. Franken and Boxer, (as well as the Secretary of Labor, and the President of AFL-CIO at our meeting)who have both sponsered national bills regarding safe staffing ratios and safe lifting requirements. Stick together and MOBILIZE. We can, we will, we must!
- May 14, '10 by steelydanfanOnce you realize the absolute corruption of the corporate owners of hospitals today, and come to understand that they have no interest in you as an employeee, OR the patients they supposedly "serve" you will feel alot more motivated, and a lot less afraid to speak your mind and protect your patients by whatever means possible.
- May 14, '10 by CNL2BYou are supported!!!! I work in a non-MNA hospital in Minneapolis (you can probably figure out which one, there aren't many) and although we don't strike with you, we reap the benefits. I am watching the news every day and absolutely hope you all get what you need from your employers, even if it takes a walk-out.
- May 14, '10 by HM2VikingRNIn solidarity.....
As a VAMC nurse I directly benefit from the efforts of MNA.
Proud member of AFGE 3669
- May 14, '10 by Chico David RNAs I have said before in other threads: Standards matter!
Every place where the nurses have a good contract works to pull up the standards for all nurses across the country, every place where nurses are non-union or have accepted a bad contract works to pull those standards down. The good standards that have been set in places like California, Massachusetts and other strong union states raise compensation for nurses everywhere. The recent victory of the temple nurses was a victory for all of us.
- May 15, '10 by PICUPNPAre you saying that non unionized nurses lower the standards? Are you saying that because many of us are non union we have llower standards than other nurses who are unionized? That's ridiculous! The unions have blown so much smoke up your *** that you don't even make sense anymore. You need to keep talking about that which you know and not about hospitals in other states of which you have no knowledge.
- May 15, '10 by sibelianWhatever the pros or cons of unions in nursing, I think it's disgraceful for nurses to strike a hospital and walk out on sick patients. Whatever we do, we should do no harm. There are ways to achieve professional standards aside from walking out on patients. Looks like my MN license will come in handy ... I just may do some strike work.