Nurses' strike hits Week 3 (New Jersey)

  1. NEW BRUNSWICK-With trash bags wrapped around her legs and a sign rubber-banded to her chest, Mary Lynn Dupuis picketed in front of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as Tropical Depression Ernesto soaked Central Jersey Saturday afternoon.
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    Despite the weather, a contingent of nurses maintained their post on the streets surrounding the hospital in a show of solidarity.
    "I looked over and there was a man with water running straight off his hat into his coffee cup," said Dupuis, a nurse at the hospital for 18 years. "I asked him if it tasted a little watery and just started to laugh."
    Today marks the start of the third week of the nurses strike. The hospital's more than 1,300 nurses walked off the job at 7 a.m. on Aug. 24 in protest of what they claim are unfair labor practices by the hospital and an inadequate health plan.
    As the strike wears on, members along the picket line said they are united as ever, even as the bills at home start to mount.


    Full Story: Nurses' strike hits Week 3 [New Brunswick Home News Tribune,NJ]
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   oneLoneNurse
    Our union may be going out soon too.
  4. by   ravenly2k
    It's rather unfortunate. I don't really know how to put it. But i'm hoping that things work out.
  5. by   Leo38
    I just want to say that those nurses are so BRAVE and UNITED. Keep holding on you guys as the saying goes "there's always a bright light at the end of the tunnel". I wish that we have those kind of nurses out here. We are all afraid to lose our job especially this time of our expensive life. I salute all of you nurses who stands for our right.
  6. by   SillyLilly
    I hope it works out! Im a new graduate, and want to fight for safe patient loads.

    I cannot believe I have not seen this on the news.
  7. by   ironica01
    Quote from SillyLilly
    I hope it works out! Im a new graduate, and want to fight for safe patient loads.

    I cannot believe I have not seen this on the news.
    there is a separate thread" Robertwood Johnson University Hospital Nurses to Strike" and that is us... read along or better yet share your views

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