Hawaii nurses on strike

  1. http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/West/12/2....ap/index.html
    Hawaiian nurses on strike for over 3 weeks at at least 3 hospitals, one hospital not making any overtures to staff.
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    I wish them luck and I hope they get what they want.

    renerian
  4. by   -jt
    Theres more about it in the thread titled
    "Management Learns What Its Like to Work 16 Hr Shifts".
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...threadid=27331
  5. 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
  6. by   rncountry
    This is the wrong place to be asking if you can fill a job for striking nurses. I mean the really wrong place for this question.
  7. by   SC-RNtravel
    MY QUESTIONS WAS IN REGARDS TO "WHO" FILLS THOSE POSITIONS.....not for personal assignment.
    I was wondering if administrative nurses actually step in and provide direct patient care or do they use agency nurses?!?!
    I realize that it must be tough for striking nurses.
    ps....i only work local per diem assignments
  8. by   rncountry
    All three hospitals have hired replacement nurses from the mainland and shifted administrative nurses to patient care. Strikers also pitched in for at least one emergency. Last Tuesday, three nurses left the picket line at St. Francis to assist in a kidney transplant because replacement nurses with the right training weren't available.

    From the article posted.
  9. by   prmenrs
    My sister, who lives in Hawaii and is NOT a nurse, actually called me to tell me how much they were offering, sort of suggesting I come out and strike break as a way to get to Hawaii free, and make LOTS of $$$ while I'm at it.

    I told her no thanks!!
  10. by   911fltrn
    HCSS is staffing that strike! $35 an hour
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    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
    I, too am guilty of having interpreted this as a opportunity-seeking fishing expedition. Especially with the nickname I see here. I am So glad to see this is NOT the case,! I agree, this surely is not the forum for that. But that is just me.....and maybe a few others....
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jan 1, '03
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by 911fltrn
    HCSS is staffing that strike! $35 an hour
    who is HCSS?
  13. by   sjoe
    "HCSS is staffing that strike! $35 an hour"

    I would assume this is in addition to transportation over and back, as well as good housing. Otherwise, it is not much of a deal.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    for real, sjoe.

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