Hello AllNurses Community
I was contacted by an agency to take an assignment for the UMASS strike that will be occurring next week. This would be my first travel assignment if I do choose to accept it. I have read several threads about being a strikebreaker and how it is frowned upon. I respect everyones opinion as I hope you respect mine. I am honestly doing it for the money and for the experiance. The nurses on strike have their problems to resolve which I understand but we all have problems also. I feel for them but it is out of my hands. Regardless of me assisting in patient care a solution will be found because I know that the administration would not like to continue paying a travel nurse $55/Hr plus travel expenses. Now that I have a disclosure my question is.
Has anyone ever worked on a travel assignment during a labor dispute or a strike in progress?
Please share your experiences as this will guide me towards my decision.
Thank you in advance for all that respond
May 15, '13
Personally I do not know if I could do it, cross the line. Until we ALL stand together and fight for what we know is right for our patients, nothing will change. I would love the experience, but not gained that route. But, if I needed food on my table, I would contemplate it. thankfully I do not need a job that bad yet. Best wishes
Last edit by elprup on May 15, '13
: Reason: Stupid ipad has a mind of its own