Nurses strike at Kentucky hospitals

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    "HAZARD, Ky. (AP) -- Hundreds of nurses across two states went on strike Monday demanding better benefits and safer staffing from the region's largest health care provider. Registered nurses began picketing in shifts just after midnight outside Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. The action came after weekslong contract negotiations with the health system failed."
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  3. by   Loca
    UNDERSTAFFING FACILITIES IS WRONG WRONG WRONG!!! IT IS THIS WAY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY-THIS MEANS PTS. ARE NOT GETTING THE CARE THEY DESERVE, SHAME ON THE SYSTEM THAT KEEPS THIS TRAVESTY IN PLACE....(I WORK SHORT ON AIDES IN LTC FACILITY AND HAVE NO TIME TO BE THE RN I WANT TO BE AND THE RN MY PTS DESERVE) :angryfire/FRUSTRATED
  4. by   Treasure30
    Are they still striking? This is a subject no one wants to discuss. I've watch family feud many years, but never new the history. The Hatsfield & the McCoy.

    I've been on both sides (part of a union & nurse who crosses the line). I really support those striking nurses. I also support those nurses who cross the line. I say that because, I would be grateful that there is someone to take care of my community while I negotiate with the hospital. Nursing is the only field I know can put in a few applications & get a job within a week or two. It may not be what you want, but sometimes we have to SACRIFICE.

    The Kentuckys' pts & most of the community were loving people. However, I thought this strike would only be less than 4 weeks. I learned the Hatsfields' & McCoys' spirit remains in Kentucky & West Virginia. Now, it's the striking nurses & hospital administrator. I rooting for the striking nurses & the pts. I will add that the Hospital administrators are wrong. This is only my experience while I was there in West Virginia & Kentucky.

    I also add that the decision of the hospital administrator drove me from that strike, not the nurses calling me scabs. AGAIN, I SUPPORT THE STRIKING NURSING IN KENTUCKY & WEST VIRGINIA. If for any reason, there is a strike in my state, these nurses are more than Welcome to take care of my community while I'm in negotiation.

    Treasure

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