Oregon strike - page 2

I heard there is a pending strike in Oregon. A friend was asking me about it. Has anyone heard about that?... Read More

  1. by   zenman
    Quote from Agnus
    So much for nurses supporting each other. So much for advocacy. And you wonder why things are as they are.
    And I wonder why some nurses are so stupid as to think that no one will care for the patients they walked away from. Give me a break! Should I support you by waving at the patients from outside the windows?
  2. by   safewaygreenbox
    Quote from Agnus
    So much for nurses supporting each other. So much for advocacy. And you wonder why things are as they are.

    I agree. shame on all those who put money above support for fellow nurses :angryfire . And may you never complain about poor pay and conditions or treatment for patients.

    Kay the 2nd
  3. by   CrunchRN
    I am sorry to say that this thread highlights the worst in nursing. Nurses not supporting each other. It really kind of makes me sick. I am glad that not all posters feel any action is justified if you can get enough money. It makes me think nursing will never be able to change though - how depressing. Anyone who goes on strike goes through hell, and they need our support.
  4. by   JBudd
    I've been out on strike: it is one of the most difficult decisions a nurse can ever make. It wasn't just about us, our patients needed more than we could be giving them under the conditions we were working under. :uhoh21:

    We don't walk out easily. And that stuff about "someone has to care for them" ... health care workers cannot just walk out, there is a law that requires a 10 day notice. My hospital used that 10 days and transferred just about everyone out, cancelled scheduled surgeries, and made it plain they took us seriously. We did not abandon anyone. :angryfire

    You want money, find jobs that pay well with out undermining your entire profession. I am a union member, I will not cross anyone else's picket lines, airline, restaurant, where ever and whom ever. Other unions turned out and walked our line WITH us. And you want to scab? GET REAL!
  5. by   50 Cent
    :Melody: Don't scab for the bosses! Don't listen to their lies! Us poor folks don't got a chance unless we ORGANIZE!! :Melody:
  6. by   Aneroo
    Hate to sound like a total dork, but what does scab mean? I've figured out it's the nurse who is crossing the picket lines, but just wondering about the term. -Andrea
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    "scab" is a very unflattering term for strikebreaker.

    And there are tons of threads on the pro's and con's of strikes and strikebreaking. Personally, I would do everything I could to avoid doing such a thing, unless we were going hungry or about to lose our home, I would not cross a picket line just to make big bucks. But many disagree w/me, believe me.
  8. by   fallonrn
    Blah blah we only strike for our patients welfare is total bullsh%t. Union nurses are among the greediest and laziest you will find. You don't like the way your hospital treats you then don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out. If the hospital wants to pay $150/hr (which I sincerely doubt) since the going rate is $40/hr, it is none of your business. You just sit outside with your stupid picket sign and let some caring nurses in to really take care of the patients an treat them like the union never will.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from fallonrn
    Blah blah we only strike for our patients welfare is total bullsh%t. Union nurses are among the greediest and laziest you will find. You don't like the way your hospital treats you then don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out. If the hospital wants to pay $150/hr (which I sincerely doubt) since the going rate is $40/hr, it is none of your business. You just sit outside with your stupid picket sign and let some caring nurses in to really take care of the patients an treat them like the union never will.
    I am a union nurse and I take extreme exception to your generalization. It's all that is, too , a generalization, not a truthful or meaningful statement.

    You got ONE part right: "blah blah".
  10. by   fallonrn
    Generalizations!! much like you nurses complaining about "scabs". What's the difference between a "scab" and a union nurse? You can fire a bad scab!!
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I did not call anyone a scab here. I explained what the name means to someone who asked.

    And please, keep your insulting generalizations to yourself here. you make NO case for non-union nursing with such rude statements about those of us who are union.
  12. by   fallonrn
    Truth hurts!! Look at all the nurses in this thread bashing nurses for covering a strike because greedy union employees refuse to.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    *nevermind*

    I am not feeding this. I will take another tack.

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