Strike Vote

  1. I am a Union RN and we took a strike vote today. It looks as though we will be on strike next Wednesday at midnight; our hospital is pushing some pretty awful stuff at us. Wages are, of course, part of the problem, but certainly not all! We are in Sioux City, Iowa, and could use all the emotional support that anyone would be willing to share!
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  3. by   cannoli
    Quote from husker-nurse
    I am a Union RN and we took a strike vote today. It looks as though we will be on strike next Wednesday at midnight; our hospital is pushing some pretty awful stuff at us. Wages are, of course, part of the problem, but certainly not all! We are in Sioux City, Iowa, and could use all the emotional support that anyone would be willing to share!
    You've got mine!

    Good luck!
  4. by   traumaRUs
    So sorry for the upheaval this poses!
  5. by   veteranRN
    Sending good wishes your way! Keep your chin up during this difficult time. And good luck on getting what your union is after.
  6. by   nialloh
    Good luck. I hope you get what you want, and that it dosn't cost you too much.
  7. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Positive thoughts coming your way. Good luck!
    ...Jennifer...
  8. by   movealong
    Hang in there!

    I worked at a place where we once approved a strike vote. But we didn't have to go out on strike. The contract offers improved after the strike vote was ratified.
  9. by   rollingstone
    If you're going to strike I hope that a majority of the RNs walk out with you. This will really bring the hospital to the bargaining table.
  10. by   Anniekins
    A hospital in my area, Akron General Hospital, has been on strike 2 weeks now!!!!!!!!!!!

    They are in a union. A couple of my friends work there!! Has anybody around the country heard about whats been going on?? Sticky Situation. :uhoh21:
  11. by   Agnus
    It takes courage to strike. It is easier to lay down and take what the man hands out. It is hard to strike, financially, and creates uncertainty. Better to accept TEMPORARY uncertainty financial set back than to accept PERMANENTLY being under someone's oppressibe thumb.

    Hold your head high on the picket line. You are doing yourself proud.
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    You are the nurses.

    The Sioux City nurses

    Hard working nurses


    Underpaid nurses
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    Build high the bridge from span to span
    Stand up fellow nurses
    Your moment's now at hand
    Join your comrades on the line
    And don't let them fall
    For in UNION there is hope for one and ALL
  13. by   gracenote
    To those of you who have been through a strike, can you give me some ideas about how a strike affects nurses personally as well as the profession of nursing? (outside of the obvious - financial) thanks.....
  14. by   MellowOne
    Well, I personally would like to know more about the situation before I would support a strike. While it is sometimes necessary when a hospital administration is filled with clueless idiots, other times it is not.

    I went to nursing school at a union hospital. I resolved then that I would never work at a union hospital.

    A strike is a difficult situation for all. It can strain relationships, compromise patient care, and create many ill feelings that are long-lasting. My hope is that you can come to a quick resolution so that a strike is not necessary.

    Be well...

    The Mellow One

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