Quote from Zookeeper3
be very careful if you are in a unionized state. If you break a strike line and work as a "scab" you can be barred from the union, meaning .... once cross the line no coming back.
you can NOT be hired full time to a union facility after breaking the strike line full time, you will be temp help the length will vary upon your position.
see first paragraph
note- I've been union many years... won't strike and go without pay.. all supplements aside, because patients need care. When you cross the line.... you're working against nurses not getting "paid" who feel it's worth it to get better working conditions for patients, in general.
now this gets more complex as benefits for nurses are brought in.... but bottom line is that your peers are forgoing pay to unite and make their stand.... if you're aware of the issues and feel that the local nurses are wrong, that's your business. but May I politely suggest you become accostomed to the fight before you interfere with your peers picketing.
Know that I'm against it, but I respect the process enough to butt out.
I really think ya'll put these threads in just for me, I love ya for it too.
Remember a "Scab" is used to help wounds heal.
To me it doesnt matter what the issues are, bottom line, it always comes out to money, one way or another. And I have no problem crossing picket lines. I love strike pay. Im known for this. My agent usually gets me 70 and 80 dollars an hour, travel, room and board, and generally a month guarantee. I even on occasion get green fees at a local country club. I really do love it.
There are numerous sides to this issue. Nursing, Administration, Patients, Unions, Society.