RN on Strike - page 2

Hello everyone, My name is Misty and I am an RN in St. Louis. I work at St. John's hospital and am on strike fighting for the right to quality patient care, fair wages and the union security clause.... Read More

  1. by   Thunderwolf
    Misty and Oncbsnrn, welcome to the board. Unions and hospitals can bring out the best and worst in us...it either brings us together or splits us apart. Look forward to seeing both of your posts at allnurses!
  2. by   MistyKat10
    thank you so much for your support. we are staying strong. good ol' st. johns is still saying they are doing "business as usual" but we know they aren't because all of the good nurses are on the strike line and all the scab nurses are high tailing it because of the working conditions and the broken promises that st. john's made regarding wages and bonuses. gee, and they wonder why we are on strike, or why we formed a union to begin with.
    we would love to have you come on down and shake some hands. we'll even feed you barrel burgers and pit dogs. :chuckle

    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    i'm in total agreement with all the nurses who are fighting for what is best all around for the patients and the nurses who care for them. don't weaken your stance or back down on what you know needs to be implemented at your hospital. i commend each striking nurse for having the guts to make a difference in our profession. think i'll come down there and shake some hands just to encourage you!
  3. by   CrazyBlondesRock
    Hi! I'm another RN manning a barrel at the palace on Ballas :chuckle
    Stay strong and I'll see ya back inside when this is finally over!
  4. by   slowry
    Quote from MistyKat10
    Hello everyone,
    My name is Misty and I am an RN in St. Louis. I work at St. John's hospital and am on strike fighting for the right to quality patient care, fair wages and the union security clause. Anyway, we are going into week three now but hopefully will go back to negotiations this week.To any of my peers and friends who subscribe here I say THANK YOU for supporting all of what we are fighting for. And to all the scabs that crossed our line from U.S. Nursing Corp. how dare you not stand behind the professionals you call peers. I hope you take your fat check in your grubby little paws to the bank and they say there is a hold on the check. Because that is exactly how trustworthy St. John's is.
    Hi Misty
    My name is Sharon and during my 20 year nursing career I was involved in an all-out nurses strike in Ireland in 1999. During this time we continued to deliver essential care and it struck me at the time that we are probably the only profession in the world that go on strike, continue to go to work, and don't get paid for it! The strike ended with little resolution of the issues we brought to the table but the nurses involved were so demoralised by the whole experience that they returned to work after 10 days. We had tremendous public support, as I am sure you do. The public by and large recognise that strike action is the last resort for nurses and is ultimately designed to protect the quality and integrity of the care they will recieve both now and into the future. Don't lose heart and stay strong ... I am sure there are nurses all over the world that can empathise with you right now and are supporting your efforts

    In solidarity

    Sharon
  5. by   live4today
    Quote from MistyKat10
    Thank you so much for your support. We are staying strong. Good Ol' St. Johns is still saying they are doing "business as usual" but we know they aren't because all of the good nurses are on the strike line and all the scab nurses are high tailing it because of the working conditions and the broken promises that St. John's made regarding wages and bonuses. Gee, and they wonder why we are on strike, or why we formed a union to begin with.
    We would love to have you come on down and shake some hands. We'll even feed you Barrel Burgers and Pit dogs. :chuckle
    Are Barrel Burgers and Pit dogs tasty? I've never heard of them before. :hatparty: But...I luv a good meal and warm friends to share it with.
  6. by   imanursesince1975
    [font=lucida console]undefinedhi misty....i am also a st johns nurse...walking the picket line.guess tomorrow is d-day but i dont think the hospial is ready to negotiate fairly,do u?take care-see ya on the line
    Quote from mistykat10
    hello everyone,
    my name is misty and i am an rn in st. louis. i work at st. john's hospital and am on strike fighting for the right to quality patient care, fair wages and the union security clause. anyway, we are going into week three now but hopefully will go back to negotiations this week.to any of my peers and friends who subscribe here i say thank you for supporting all of what we are fighting for. and to all the scabs that crossed our line from u.s. nursing corp. how dare you not stand behind the professionals you call peers. i hope you take your fat check in your grubby little paws to the bank and they say there is a hold on the check. because that is exactly how trustworthy st. john's is.
  7. by   imanursesince1975
    :angryfire You sound like you belong to the NURSES FOR NURSES group.LOL....what a joke-backstabber!!!!
    Quote from oncbsnrn
    please see my post at
    https://allnurses.com/forums/showthr...42#post1022542

    This strike is not about patient safety! SJMMC has adequate nurse/patient ratio's, excellent patient satisfaction and outcomes. Look at the facts-don't be blinded by emotional cry of "it's all ablout our voice in patient care" smokescreen designed to play on our sympathy!

    Proud to be a working SJMMC RN!
  8. by   imanursesince1975
    proud to be walking the line.proud to be a union nurse!!!! :angryfire
    Quote from imanursesince1975
    :angryfire you sound like you belong to the nurses for nurses group.lol....what a joke-backstabber!!!!

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