One Hour National Walk-out - page 2

NURSES will never be taken seriously nor given the respect deserved as a profession until nurses UNITE and stand together as A PROFESSION . Shoulder to shoulder STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT ... Read More

  1. by   fab4fan
    jt: I just want to applaud you and your co-workers for the very brave action you took to support your DON. I would have loved to have been there; it must have been an awsome sight to behold all those nurses standing up and saying, "We're not going to take this lying down!"

    Fantastic, guys!!
  2. by   -jt
    <I would have loved to have been there; it must have been an awsome sight to behold all those nurses standing up and saying, "We're not going to take this lying down!"
    Fantastic, guys!!>

    Thanks. It wasnt just to support the DON - there was no love lost between her & the nurses - it was over what the CEO did to nursing there, after already eliminating most of our nursing administration & putting the staff RNs under the control of chief MDs instead, firing the DON for standing up for nurses was the last slap in the face they would take.

    I have to be honest though & tell you the nurses were scared sh****! Shaking, worrying & questioning themselves as they went down the stairwells - even all the way from the 11th floor cause we didnt want to be caught in a suddenly "stuck" elevator! It was a great day. I cut the story short but Im sure you can imagine the feeling of empowerment the nurses had just from taking a stand for those 15 minutes. And the shock when they saw how just that one stand changed so many things for the better at our hospital. It was 1998 & They still talk about it.
    Last edit by -jt on Jun 25, '02
  3. by   thurliss
    This was done last year in Poland, land of Solidarity. Outcome: more promises/no change.
    Think carefully, USA has not been pro, solidarity in a long time, public opinion can turn against you. More effective action: Nurses applying pressure to elected officials.

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