Found this info re air controllers strike. Seemed other unions crossed picket lines, cause they thought controllers greedy.
(Hum, sounds familiar...)
The consequences of the air traffic controllers strike, 20 years later
Under the Nurse Reinvestment Act,
"Establishes a scholarship program for nursing students who agree to work in a shortage area (as defined by Section 846(a)) upon completion on their nursing degree. Scholarship would cover costs associated with tuition and other 'reasonable expenses' and a $400 per month stipend."
For people who are able to travel/relocate this legislation is helpful. IT IS JUST ONE PART.
Shortage areas are usually " underserved areas" often inner city neighborhoods and rural areas. Next town over from me is the most impoverishied city in country--not even a grocery store; medical center in need of 100 RN's; so under this legislation, I wouldn't have to travel too far.