This post of yours caught my attention... The statement "nothing ever changes because no one stands up to take a real stand" also irked a response from me and so my friend I am writing this response to pose to you and other readers the question: What action is considered a "real stand"?
In the healthcare situation that nurses currently find themselves in just what action will it take to gain the attention of the CEO's of such companies like: CIGNA, Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, USHealthcare, Columbia Healthcare, Lovelace Healthcare and Highmark BlueCross/Sheild? Combined, I would bet that the total assets that these national and international companies have eclipses the Trillion dollar mark... So again I ask you and any of the other readers of this post, "Just what the hell kind of action from the largest pool of manpower in healthcare will get the attention of the CEO's of the Healthcare giants?" Again, please keep in mind that when I speak about the largest pool of manpower in healthcare I am talking about nurses. This "large pool of manpower" is also by the way, percieved by most in the healthcare industry as also the largest piece of overhead in healthcare...
So again, I ask you all, what is it that we can do that will gain the attention of "the healthcare giants"?
Some say "organize and march", others say "unionize" and others say other things...
Here is what I said.
Here is a link to the thread on this site with the most replies(almost 200 replies). This thread deals with your question "Do we get what we deserve?" among other issues.