Hawaii nurses on strike - page 2

Hawaiian nurses on strike for over 3 weeks at at least 3 hospitals, one hospital not making any overtures to staff.... Read More

  1. by   NRSKarenRN
    HAWAII NURSES' STRIKE IN PROGRESS
    Access Strike Page With Current Media & Photos Here
    http://www.hinurse.org/


    CNN.com/US
    Hawaii nurses striking over benefits, overtime
    http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/West/12/23/nurses.strike.ap/


    The Woman Behind the Nurses Association
    http://216.239.57.100/search?q=cache...hl=en&ie=UTF-8

    Star Bulletin: Striking nurses leave jobs
    An estimated 80-100 people have opted to take temporary or
    permanent positions elsewhere
    http://starbulletin.com/2002/12/24/news/story1.html

    Google "Hawaii nurses strike" search:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...+nurses+strike
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 2, '03
  2. by   Audreyfay
    I lived on Oahu in 1997-8. I worked at St. Francis Hospital. It was physically very hard and challenging then. Marginal staff...marginal care...marginal medical supplies to provide care. I don't care how much they would be willing to pay me. I wouldn't go back.
  3. by   rncountry
    Ah, but the beaches!
  4. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    There are many companys that are covering for this strike, I have gotten 12 emails from companys that have seen my CV posted in an overseas nursing forum that have contacted me to see if I would be interested. I can say 35 and hour was the least of the money offered. I however dont work strikes. I cant . I can not walk across another back of a nurse. I can see how some can but my personal conscience wont allow me. But Nursing care of the patients must continue.
    Zoe
  5. by   -jt
    <Do you know if they are using agency nurses to fill the positions until this is resolved? I would greatly appreciate more information!!!!>

    Pts are moved to other facilities or discharged with home care, the hospitals nurse educators, nurse managers, and nurse specialists provide pt care for those that cant be moved or discharged. In critical emergencies, some specialty nurses are allowed to come off the strike line to attend to that emergency & then go back out. Some hospitals hire scabs from other states to staff the place so it can ignore the strike. The staff nurses are trying to improve their working conditions and pt safety as well as their own. The hospital has refused to address their concerns & left them with no choice but to apply pressure by walking out. Having other nurses "fill" their positions just helps the hospital avoid dealing with the issues. I could list the names of the 6 "travel" companies that have contacted me to take a "working vacation" there, but I wont. Anyone who plans to scab will have to do their own legwork.
    Last edit by -jt on Jan 2, '03
  6. by   SC-RNtravel
    thanks -jt for the info.....i am sure there are others including myself who felt as though patient care was being compromised HOWEVER...at the same time I am happy to hear that the nurses are allowed to return when an emergency arises. and......$35/hr...i wouldnt bother to put my uniform on for......especially traveling to hawaii for the shift......
    thanks again for the info!!!!!
  7. by   -jt
    <i am sure there are others including myself who felt as though patient care was being compromised>

    If the pts are in danger of being compromised, the hospital can come back to the table at any moment & end the strike by sitting down with its nurses. Its as simple as that. If they arent worried about the pts care, neither am I.

    Is anyone worrying about the pts who might be compromised now that surgeons are on strike in West Virginia & obstetricians all over the country are refusing to deliver babies because of high tax-deductible malpractice rates? There are no doctor educators, doctor managers, or doctor clinical specialists stepping in to take care of those pts.

    Im not worried about pts where nurses have taken a stand to improve pt safety, pt care & their own working conditions. Im more worried about pts being compromised in hospitals where nurses allow dangerous, unacceptable conditions to perpetuate.
    Last edit by -jt on Jan 4, '03
  8. by   UVaRN2Be
    One of the nurses I work with recieved a call about a 2week job in Hawaii for $80/hr. Do you think this is what it was for? To work in place of the nurses on strike?
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by UVaRN2Be
    One of the nurses I work with recieved a call about a 2week job in Hawaii for $80/hr. Do you think this is what it was for? To work in place of the nurses on strike?
    hmmmm could be.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by -jt
    <i am sure there are others including myself who felt as though patient care was being compromised>

    If the pts are in danger of being compromised, the hospital can come back to the table at any moment & end the strike by sitting down with its nurses. Its as simple as that. If they arent worried about the pts care, neither am I.

    Is anyone worrying about the pts who might be compromised now that surgeons are on strike in West Virginia & obstetricians all over the country are refusing to deliver babies because of high tax-deductible malpractice rates? There are no doctor educators, doctor managers, or doctor clinical specialists stepping in to take care of those pts.

    Im not worried about pts where nurses have taken a stand to improve pt safety, pt care & their own working conditions. Im more worried about pts being compromised in hospitals where nurses allow dangerous, unacceptable conditions to perpetuate.
    Good points.
  11. by   BBFRN
    Originally posted by SC-RNtravel
    Thanks for the info!!!!
    Do you know if they are using agency nurses to fill the positions until this is resolved? I would greatly appreciate more information!!!!
    Thanks
    EWWW....BIG faux pas, there!
  12. by   eddy
    SCABS SCABS SCABS!!!! I HATE SCABS!!!!!!!!

    (sorry had to vent)

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