California Nurses To Stage One Day Strike Near Christmas

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Sutter spokesman is criticizing a nurses union's decision to hold a 1-day strike on Dec. 22 at the company's San Francisco Bay Area hospitals.
    Bill Gleeson says it's "especially unfortunate the union has chosen to strike just before Christmas."

    http://www.kmph.com/story/16299187/t...old-day-strike
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    Are they going to hire the same replacements that caused a death the last strike a few months ago??

    http://allnurses.com/nursing-news/pa...207-page9.html

    I'll bet it will be harder to recruit nurses this time after preying on a new nurse the last time...
    Last edit by Esme12 on Dec 14, '11
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    Its probably a great time to strike. The census will be low. I live in this area and keep getting calls from the registry to jump on board the travel RN train. I'll pass on that.
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    All I'm saying is everyone better drive carefully, becareful of what they eats and otherwise avoid *anything* that might cause a trip to the hospital this Christmas season. It seems everyone and their mother is going out on strike around that time!

    Actually might do some management and administration good to shake em up a bit around the holidays. Let them spend it on duty getting down and dirty on the floors reduced census or not.
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    Maybe management chagrin due to it being harder to recruit strike breakers at this time ,who wants to be away from home at Christmas ( strike breaker contracts usually cover three days nurses locked out , so they would be needed 12/22 till when , oh yes Christmas !) . Or maybe Sutter will discover ,it is possible to hire for less than 3 days or even less likely sutter management may actually negotiate .
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    Wish the hospital I work at in Louisiana had a Union! If your shoes are not tied you are "written up"! And people are fired frequently over silly stuff, after years of employment at the hospital.
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    Quote from nicurn001
    Maybe management chagrin due to it being harder to recruit strike breakers at this time ,who wants to be away from home at Christmas ( strike breaker contracts usually cover three days nurses locked out , so they would be needed 12/22 till when , oh yes Christmas !) . Or maybe Sutter will discover ,it is possible to hire for less than 3 days or even less likely sutter management may actually negotiate .
    I agree that it is probably harder to find strike breakers during the holidays. I'm sure the Sutter nurses are anticipating being locked out after the 1 day strike so they can have time off to spend with their families. What if the hospital does not lock them out, they will have to work through the holidays. Who knows, hopefully they will negotiate some type of agreement before things get that far.
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    Quote from RNewbie
    I agree that it is probably harder to find strike breakers during the holidays. I'm sure the Sutter nurses are anticipating being locked out after the 1 day strike so they can have time off to spend with their families. What if the hospital does not lock them out, they will have to work through the holidays. Who knows, hopefully they will negotiate some type of agreement before things get that far.
    This is why the management is in a bind . If they hire strike breakers for less than 3 days they will implicitally confirming that their tactic of locking nurses out during a strike is invalid , because they always say the contract for these strike breakers is a minimum of 3 days , yet here when it is convenient to them they will have hired for lless than three days ( if they choose this course of action ) . If management does get strike breakers for three days then their full time nurses will get the bonus of being off for Christmas . Its a lose , lose situation for management and a win , win for the nurses ie. management will either have to negotiate in good faith or the staff will be off for Christmas .
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    Looks like nurses in California play hardball. I'm betting the strike breakers are all home sipping hot chocolate.
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    Quote from Rodoon
    Looks like nurses in California play hardball. I'm betting the strike breakers are all home sipping hot chocolate.
    That makes a change , it will be a case of management tasting their own medicine .
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