1. I have to get up at 4am to picket tommorow. My husband laughs, and says, you spend more time picketting than you do working. Ok so I am there from 5.30AM-4.30PM.
    Anybody else coming????????????????? or thinking of us in rainy Minnesota.
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  3. by   PeggyOhio
    You go egmillard!
    I'm with you in spirit here in Ohio.

    I was so hoping that a huge strike would bring this into the national limelight, but it looks like it is slowly being averted.

    But I'm so proud that you guys have stood your ground and demanded better quality care for your patients.
  4. by   LauraRN0501
    You know, Peggy, now that you mention it, I haven't seen anything in the news about it. Have I just missed it or is it not being covered?

  5. by   LauraRN0501
    PS. Egmillard, I will definitely be thinking of you tomorrow!

  6. by   Zee_RN
    I'm with you in spirit too. And a pox on the scabs! Stand strong and proud!
  7. by   Cafe
    Many of us will be there in spirit with you tomorrow!!!!!! We all commend you for standing up for ALL of our patients and our own mental well being as nurses. This goes for the rest of you across the country that have been out on strike also.
    If you click on Nursing News at the top of this site (upper right hand corner) or go to the bottom and click on allnurses.com, it will take you to a list of news articles on what has been going on and then you can click on the articles and read them. What I have been watching for on National news (on TV), is some coverage, that I haven't seen. Guess it is time to ask NBC, CBS, and others why? It is always amazing how hospitals can come up with the bucks to pay those nurses coming in, but can't work things out to alleviate it in the first place, and to create a better situation in the long run at their hospitals!!!! Guess they assumed we nurses would just sit back and take it forever!!! We are all behind you and proud of you!!!!!!!
  8. by   denicke
    Louisiana delegation checking in. I'm with you and hope for the best for everyone. Thank you for all your sacrifices to improve patient care and working standards for all of us. Best of luck, and I'll be praying for you all tomorrow.
  9. by   RNPD
    Good luck, be well, stand strong. Our prayers are with you tomorrow!
  10. by   kjmta57
    hey I have green ribbon and gold ribbon to take to work what do we wear?good luck and be tough and safe!
  11. by   P_RN

    I heard that green was the color. Here's mine and my support for all of you .
  12. by   john william
    First of all good luck! it's CRAZY that you have to strike when there is such a nursing shortage.Those cheap hospital administrators ought to be the ones made to empty ALL the bedpans when the strike starts! And don't you believe any of that baloney, they'll start dishing out either. Stay the course.It will turn out better for you, better for your patients in the long run and better for nursing. I heard on the radio a few weeks ago this very conseritive radio talk show host saying that if by the time your forty your NOT making 100 thousand a year, or more, that you've made some bad carer choices along the way. UNLESS your a "nurse or a teacher". I got to thinking WHY NOT nurses? I think we should all write congress and tell them to pass a bill giving each nurse over the age of 40 a check for 100 grand. Think what that would do in terms of recruitment into the profession! Again good luck! You can win this if you all stick together,and don't be scared by any threats, go to the bargining when you can to show your support, and help one another. Good LUCK!
  13. by   Chellyse66
    I can not be there in body but echo the sentiments of spirit.I pray that negotiations
    recommence and are productive. Much luck to you!!!
  14. by   Tephra
    per Dr. William Goodall, vice president for regional medical affairs for Allina Hospitals and Clinics:

    "There is a national standard for physicians and nurses, and the
    nurses, whether I'm drawing on a pool of nurses from Minnesota
    or California or Texas, it shouldn't make much difference," he said.

    from: http://www.msnbc.com/local/STRIB/STNURS31.asp

    So, next time your hospital tells you that you're the best, or your selection & training is exclusive, or they couldn't do it without you (don't tell me they didn't this past Nurse's Week), remember, you're just a body, and they can find another.

    Go Minnesota nurses!