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Nurses picket hospital, hospital blames nurses Two complaints filed Nurses who say they work hard to ensure quality care for patients at the Boston Medical Center announced yesterday terms of... Read More

  1. by   pickledpepperRN
    This is not a strike. It is a demonstration by nurses on their time off to draw attention to their situation.

    http://www.massnurses.org/News/2007/...onstration.htm
  2. by   msdobson
    Quote from jill48
    Mike, by the few posts that you have written so far, I think I can tell already that I'm going to like you. :spin:
    It's an inherited trait.

    I ALREADY like you. You have my baby sister's name!
  3. by   jjjoy
    Quote from jill48
    jjoy, when I said I meant no offense, I meant it. I really was just curious as to the benefits. I meant at the time of picketing, are there any nurses left inside the hospital?
    I wasn't offended. I was answering your question about why unhappy nurses just didn't work elsewhere or how such a demonstration might help patients. :spin:
  4. by   jill48
    Quote from jjjoy
    I wasn't offended. I was answering your question about why unhappy nurses just didn't work elsewhere or how such a demonstration might help patients. :spin:
    jjoy, thanks for not going off the deep end and assuming I meant something I didn't . When nurses picket, is it on their days off? I'm just afraid there is no one in there taking care of the patients.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    Informational picketing is when nurses (or other workers) picket on their time off. Often some join during a lunch break for a few minutes.Some contracts forbid picketing for the duration of the contract.
    Sometimes nurses have a candle light vigil on their time off.

    A strike requires at least a ten day notice.

    I've never been on strike but have joined others. They sent a letter to all nurse managers that the nurses scheduled to work would be outside in uniform. If patient care is at risk the management can call the "picket captain" and request one or more nurses.
  6. by   jill48
    Quote from spacenurse
    Informational picketing is when nurses (or other workers) picket on their time off. Often some join during a lunch break for a few minutes.Some contracts forbid picketing for the duration of the contract.
    Sometimes nurses have a candle light vigil on their time off.

    A strike requires at least a ten day notice.

    I've never been on strike but have joined others. They sent a letter to all nurse managers that the nurses scheduled to work would be outside in uniform. If patient care is at risk the management can call the "picket captain" and request one or more nurses.
    Thank you for the info. I know understand what you all mean. I would have to say that picketing during your lunch break is especially admirable.
  7. by   anonymurse
    Quote from jill48
    Thank you for the info. I know understand what you all mean. I would have to say that picketing during your lunch break is especially admirable.
    Might not be such a huge sacrifice depending on your cafeteria's quease-ine.
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    I think there is a lot of food for the picketers. Sandwiches, pizza, fruit, and sometimes the police bring nurses donuts!
  9. by   jill48
    Quote from anonymurse
    Might not be such a huge sacrifice depending on your cafeteria's quease-ine.
  10. by   HM2VikingRN
    I think from a point of Social Justice that pursuing good care and safe patient ratios that this is a appropriate use of the collective bargaining process. I just think that we have an obligation to provide care where it is needed. If labor action is necessary to bring about good working conditions so that societal mission can be accomplished well so be it.
  11. by   msdobson
    Joy, did you sneeze when typing out your name?
  12. by   msdobson
    Quote from jill48
    jjoy, thanks for not going off the deep end and assuming I meant something I didn't . When nurses picket, is it on their days off? I'm just afraid there is no one in there taking care of the patients.

    GROUP HUG! :kiss
  13. by   jill48
    Quote from msdobson
    GROUP HUG! :kiss
    Awww... Mike :heartbeat :1luvu: :redpinkhe

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