Quote from Nightngale
It is my understanding these bills for Replacement Nurses are covered under insurance coverage.
Even so, so much the better for strikers.
Insurance companies don't just shell out millions of dollars with a shrug of their shoulders. They don't. They are in business to make money, as well.
First, they WILL recoup the cost with higher premiums.
2nd, they will be yet another voice at the table, pressuring management to end the strike.
Any such policy is NOT going to be an open checkbook for management. There will be many stipulations that force management continually back to the table. As a strike moves on, the implications to the cost of such a policy will surely dawn on both management, and the insurance company.
The result: pressure to end the strike BY management in order to manage the details and future costs of such a policy, AND pressure to end the strike TO management by the insurance company.
Don't mistake some policy as 'cart blanche' to spend millions. YOU have an insurance policy on your cars but that doesn't give you a right to purposely wreck them. Don't think for a second any such policies grant those kinds of rights to hospitals.
And don't think for a second that the hospital won't ultimately be liable for such costs, one way, or another.