"Green Ribbon" symbol of Nursing Solidarity - page 2
"Tie a green ribbon around the old oak tree. People are wearing green ribbons (the color of Brockton Hospital) and/or tying green ribbons around car antennas, trees and poles outside their homes and... Read More
May 31, '01Occupation: R.N. Long Term Care Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 156; Likes: 9Peggy,
I am sorry to hear you are ill. We do need unity and we do need something that will get attention. I can see ribbons are symbolic and I know they have an important message for so many. We had talked about them once in the MNM campaign utilizing a twist with a braided ribbon of black and white. Night and Day service, death of the profession and white of course as traditional symbolism.
Then we clung to the whistle campaign which the article reflected. We were suggesting that nurses wear whistles and we could blow them in unison LOL.
Any ideas brought in support of solidarity are good ones, I appreciate the idea you have brought forth. I hope you feel better soon Peg!!
Jun 1, '01Occupation: RN Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 86; Likes: 2We are starting to wear Teal ribbons in support and solidarity to our union!!!
Peggy, I like the way you think!....imaRN
Jun 1, '01Occupation: RN Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2,662; Likes: 46<Then we clung to the whistle campaign which the article reflected. We were suggesting that nurses wear whistles and we could blow them in unison LOL.>
we did exactly that up in the gallery of our state assembly at our March Lobby Day in our state capitol when they passed the whistle blowers protection bill we wrote. lol!
Jun 1, '01Occupation: RN Specialty: CV-ICU ; Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2,343; Likes: 51Our negotiating committe agreed on goldenrod colored ribbons for our hospital last March; but I think some of the other hospitals each chose their own colors for ribbons as I've seen black and pink color combinations in buttons, etc. here.
I don't think we HAVE to choose just one color nationally, but if a community (or a hospital) adopts a color and the nurses tell everyone what it stands for, that will work. That's why I didn't mention the color earlier. The patients and other fellow employees asked what it stood for, and there were lots of non-nurses wearing them this past week.